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Cumberland PD investigating Christmas Day death as homicide

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Posted at 7:40 PM, Dec 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-26 17:52:53-05

CUMBERLAND — A Christmas Day death in Cumberland is being investigated as a homicide.

Shortly before 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Day, Cumberland PD officers were called to the 11500 block of Taftwood Drive for a possible person shot.

Inside a residence, police found an adult man fatally shot. The man was identified as 35-year-old Tyrone Word, Jr. His death is being called a homicide by police.

The police department detained a person of interest in the death and there is no ongoing threat to the public, according to a release.