Criminal Investigation Division - Homicide/Shooting (Arrest)
On Friday, July 5, 2019, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Eastern District Patrol Officers responded to the 500 block of Everett Road, Glen Burnie Maryland for a shots fired call. Upon arrival officers located one individual who had been shot. The adult male was transported by the fire department to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Hospital. The shooting victim was identified as James Antonio Diggs 4th, a twenty nine year old male from the 4300 block of Chatham Road, in Gwynn Oak Maryland who later succumbed to his injuries.
Homicide detectives along with the Evidence Collection Unit responded to the scene. While on scene detectives learned two other shooting victims had responded to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. The two victims were identified as a twenty one year old female and a twenty seven year old male. Homicide detectives interviewed several witnesses and multiple pieces of evidence were recovered from the scene. Investigation revealed the victims were attending a pool party when an armed individual opened fire striking the victims.
An autopsy is scheduled today, Saturday, July 6, 2019 to determine the exact cause and manner of death. This is a very active and ongoing investigation. The Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. If people with information wish to remain anonymous they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.
A short time after the initial response on July 5th, a witness was located who observed a vehicle quickly come into the area and stop near the intersection of Pamela Road and Old Stage Road, Glen Burnie, Maryland. The witness observed two males exit the vehicle with one male secreting an item in the bushes. The witness went to check on the secreted item and discovered a handgun. This area was a short distance from the shooting scene and the weapon is consistent with the evidence recovered from the crime scene.
Police were called and responded to the scene. The person who secreted the firearm was located and positively identified as Dion Isom Sanders, a twenty year old male from the 7800 block of Tall Pines Court. Dion Sanders was charged with wear/carry/transport a handgun, did knowingly possess a regulated firearm being a person under the age of thirty years at the time of possession has been adjudicated as delinquent by a juvenile court for an act that would be a disqualifying crime if committed by an adult and did being under twenty one years of age possess a regulated firearm. Dion Sanders was initially held without bond but has since been released.
Homicide detectives executed several search warrants and combed through digital evidence and all the information obtained from witnesses. In doing so detectives were able to identify the suspect responsible for the shooting death of James Diggs 4th. The shooter was identified as Jacovi Devaughn Johnson, a twenty-one year old male from the 300 block of Oak Manor Drive, Glen Burnie, Maryland. On Sunday, July 7, 2019, working in conjunction with the State’s Attorneys Office, Homicide detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Jacovi Johnson. The suspect was charged with First and Second Degree Murder, three counts each of First and Second Degree Assault along with firearm related charges.
The Anne Arundel County Police Fugitive Apprehension Team learned Jacovi Johnson was on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Working with the Ocean City Police Department and the Maryland State Police Apprehension Team Jacovi Johnson was taken into custody without incident at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2019. He was apprehended during a traffic stop initiated by the Ocean City Police Department in the area of Baltimore Avenue and 30th Street, Ocean City, Maryland. The suspect, Jacovi Johnson, is currently incarcerated at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.
The citizens working together with law enforcement were able to bring a quick and successful resolution to a very violent crime. Even with arrests being made this is a very active and ongoing investigation. The Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. If people with information wish to remain anonymous they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.
1) Jacovi Devaughn Johnson
300 Block Oak Manor Drive
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
- Murder - 1st Degree
- Murder - 2nd Degree
- Assault - 1st Degree (3 cts)
- Assault - 2nd Degree (3 cts)
- Firearm Use/Fel-Viol Crime
- Handgun on Person
- Handgun in Vehicle
- Loaded Handgun on Person
- Reckless Endangerment
2) Dion Isom Sanders
7800 block Tall Pines Court
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
- Handgun on Person
- Reg Firearm:Illegal Possession
- Possession of Firearm Minor
On July 8, 2019 at approximately 2:30 p.m. officers responded to a "smash and grab" theft at Grand Jewelry located at 7000 Arundel Mills Circle. Two black male teens entered the business one teen smashed the glass jewelry counter with a heavy object while the other teenager grabbed several pieces of jewelry. The approximate loss value is between $10,000 and $20,000.00. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Schronce at 410-222-2445 or the TipLine 410-222-4700.
Suspect: Two black male teenagers, approximately 16-17 years of age
Crisis Intervention Team/Crisis Response
Anne Arundel County Police Department and Anne Arundel County Metal Health Agency are pleased to announce that Jen Corbin and Lieutenant Steve Thomas have been selected for the 2019 Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) Leadership Award for their leadership efforts and dedication to the Anne Arundel County Crisis Response System. Our Crisis Response and Crisis Intervention Teams are constantly making a positive impact on our communities as recently recognized by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) as one of the best in the country.