'Murder-Suicide' Update: Police Identify Father, Son Found In Fort Meade, Odenton


The Anne Arundel County Police Department said Jack Michael Nabakowski fatally shot his son, Steven Michael Nabakowski, Wednesday in Odenton. Officials said the father then took his own life on Ft. Meade, which is shown here on another day. (Google Maps)

ODENTON, MD - Police on Thursday identified the father accused of killing his adult son Wednesday in Odenton before taking his own life on Fort George G. Meade.

Officers identified the father as retired service member Jack Michael Nabakowski and the son as 34-year-old Steven Michael Nabakowski. 

Authorities said the two lived together in Odenton.

Police called the case a "Murder/Suicide." Homicide detectives are still investigating the motive. The final causes and manners of death are pending autopsies.

Related: Veteran Kills Son In Odenton, Takes Own Life On Fort Meade: Officials

Ft. Meade officials said they found the father dead on the Army base around 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday. The Directorate of Emergency Services located his body in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service parking lot.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department said it was then called to the 500 block of Retreat Court around 9:50 a.m. for a "suspicious death."

Officers said they found the son inside an apartment "suffering from an apparent gunshot wound(s)."

Police said they found the son in the ReNew Odenton apartment complex. That's a 5.5-mile and 16-minute drive from where his father was found dead.

Authorities asked anybody with any information to call (410) 222-4731. Tipsters can stay anonymous by dialing (410) 222-4700.

Fort Meade is the Department of Defense's platform for intelligence, information and cyber operations. It is the Army's second-largest installation by population with more than 64,000 employees that represent the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Space Force. The fort is home to the National Security Agency, U.S. Space Force, U.S. Cyber Command and other agencies.

If you or someone you know is considering harming themselves, help is available. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached by calling 988. Immediate help is also available in an emergency by dialing 911. Additional mental health and suicide prevention resources are available online.

This map shows the two investigation scenes.

Patch Regional Manager Deb Belt contributed reporting to this story.

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