"A Leonardtown man broke into his ex-girlfriend's home early Monday and assaulted her and her boyfriend with a shovel before fatally shooting the boyfriend, authorities said.
Jeremiah J. Watson was expected to be charged with murder in the death of Christopher M. Patty, 34, of Cobb Island, police said.
Watson, 31, is accused of breaking into Tina L. Dean's Lexington Park home and attacking Patty with a shovel while Dean, 35, ran to get a handgun, police said. Dean shot Watson, police said, but Watson wrestled the gun from her. He then fatally shot Patty and tried to shoot Dean, but the gun malfunctioned, police said. "