UPDATE, Nov. 17, 6:13 p.m. — The Hagerstown Police Department said it made an arrest in the killings of a woman and her 4-year-old daughter.

Officers found Elise Wars, 40, and Khori Ashton, 4, shot inside a hotel room on Nov. 16. Both died there. Police said the mother and daughter had been living there for several months.

Officers arrested Javon Hines, 22, in Elkridge, Md. Thursday afternoon.

The Hagerstown Police Department said that Hines was an acquaintance of Wars.


UPDATE, Nov. 17, 12:30 p.m. — Police said they people killed were a mother and her young daughter.


HAGERSTOWN, Md. (DC News Now) — Police said they were investigating a double homicide after they found two people dead inside a hotel room on Dual Highway on Wednesday.

Officers with the Hagerstown Police Department were went to APM Inn and Suites around 4:20 p.m.

Police said they believe it was a targeted crime. They still were investigating Wednesday evening.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at jdietz@hagerstownpd.org or (240) 313-4350.