Catherine Brown, a 40 year old first grade school teacher, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend last Saturday night at her home in Gaithersburg, MD. Ms. Brown taught at the Beauvoir School which is located on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C and she was also the cousin of Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown.
Armed Assailant Was Shot By Police
Md. Man Killed His Ex-Girlfriend, Authorities Say
By Dan Morse
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Montgomery County police said yesterday that an armed assailant killed his former girlfriend and was fatally shot by police at her home outside Gaithersburg, the first account of what happened in the shooting Saturday night.
The woman, Catherine Brown, was being held in her garage against her will, police said. The former boyfriend, Michael K. Wilson of Hagerstown, was shot “multiple times by police,” police spokeswoman Lucille Baur said.
Citing the ongoing investigation, Baur declined to say who shot first and whether one or more responding officers fired rounds.
Brown was a cousin of Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown’s. The lieutenant governor said in a statement yesterday that he learned of his cousin’s death Sunday, shortly after he arrived in Denver for the Democratic National Convention. Brown said he was returning to Maryland “with a heavy heart” to be with his family.
“I ask that everyone keep my family in their prayers,” he said in a statement.
Brown, 40, taught first grade at the Beauvoir School on the grounds of Washington National Cathedral in the District. Co-workers described her as a warm, caring person and a vital member of the school community.
Wilson, 44, worked on the grounds of the cathedral as a private security guard, and he was described as a “highly regarded” employee.
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RIP Catherine Brown!!