A retired service member found dead at Fort Meade on Wednesday morning is suspected of killing his 34-year-old son in their Odenton apartment, according to the Anne Arundel County Police Department.
Army officials from the fort released a bulletin Wednesday notifying the media of the on-site death, while the county department announced it was considering the deaths a murder-suicide.
On Thursday, police revealed the names of the two people killed: son Steven Michael Nabakowski and father Jack Michael Nabakowski, 64. Detectives are still investigating a motive, police said.
At approximately 9:40 a.m., the Directorate of Emergency Services responded to the parking lot of the Army and Air Force Exchange Services — a general store for Department of Defense ID holders — where they found Jack Nabakowski dead.
The store is located on the base and requires a retired ID card for non-active military members to enter, said Shaun Herron, a Fort Meade spokesperson. Details on Nabakowski's military career and connection to the fort, other than his status as a retired service member, were not made available.
A note near his body led police to an apartment complex in the 500 block of Retreat Court, where they found his son suffering from a gunshot wound. Pronounced dead at the scene, detectives are still trying to determine when the son was killed and a timeline of events, Limansky said.
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