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Former Norfolk-based Navy sailor killed in domestic shooting at Maryland McDonald’s

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Posted at 4:54 PM, May 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-26 15:46:56-04

Waldorf, Md. (WTKR) – A former Norfolk-based Navy sailor from Smithfield is dead and his wife injured after a domestic shooting at a McDonald’s in Waldorf, Maryland.

The shooting happened on Wednesday, May 20, according to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers responded to the McDonald’s on Mall Circle in Waldorf for a shooting and when they arrived they found a man and a woman who had both been shot in the parking lot.

Robert Michael Mange, 25, of Smithfield, later died at the hospital. The Navy has confirmed that Mange was stationed in Norfolk aboard the USS George H.W. Bush from April 2011 to September 2014. He was discharged from the Navy in late October 2014.

His 24-year-old wife suffered one gunshot wound and is expected to recover.

Two people have been charged in connection to the shootings.

Detectives discovered that Caroline Conway approached Mange and his wife as they say in their car in the McDonald’s parking lot waiting to picking up two children with whom they had visitation rights.

Conway, the grandmother of the children, opened the car door and got into the backseat of the vehicle before pulling out a handgun and shooting and killing Mr. Mange and then shooting Mrs. Mange. She then fled from the scene.

Investigators say they believe the shooting stemmed from an ongoing child custody dispute between Conway’s son, Richard Conway, and Mrs. Mange. The children were not present at the time of the shooting.

After Caroline Conway was arrested, investigators learned Richard Conway was a police officer with the Prince George’s County Police Department. After further investigation, Richard Conway was linked to the case and and arrest warrant was obtained. He was arrested Monday at the home he shared with his mother.

Both are being held at the Charles County Detention Center with no bond. The investigation is ongoing.