Man killed wife at Dunkin’ Donuts shop, police say

Police respond to the scene of a homicide Sunday, April 12, 2015, in a Dunkin' Donuts in Hanover, Md., in an undated image provided by the Anne Arundel County, Md., Police.

HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Police are searching for a man charged with killing his wife at the Dunkin’ Donuts where they worked.

Patrons called police Sunday night after discovering no workers at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Arundel Mills Boulevard in Hanover.

Anne Arundel County police said in a news release Monday that an officer checked the business and found a severely injured woman in the kitchen area. Police say the woman, 21-year-old Palak Bhadreskumar Patel of Hanover, died at the scene.

Police say the investigation revealed that Patel’s husband, 24-year-old Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel, hit her multiple times with an object and then fled. They say Patel has been charged with murder, assault and a weapons offense.

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