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Police Press Release - August 31, 2022

Criminal Investigation Division
Major Crimes Section
Homicide - Glen Burnie

On August 31, 2022, at approximately 2:30 a.m. Anne Arundel County Police Officers responded to a reported shooting in the 400 block of M Street North East in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Officers discovered an adult male inside a residence suffering from gunshot wounds. Lifesaving efforts by both Police and Fire Department personnel were unsuccessful, and the male was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has been identified as Matthew Anthony Ponder, 27, of Glen Burnie.

The Anne Arundel County Police Homicide Unit has assumed the investigation. Detectives and forensic investigators processed the scene and canvassed the area for witnesses and any information related to the incident. At this time, the investigation is active and ongoing. This incident appears to have been targeted, and no ongoing threat to public safety is believed to exist.

This is an active investigation, and Investigators are urging members of the public with any information pertaining to this incident to contact the Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line at 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP or Download P3Tips APP and Submit Your TIP or submit by web at

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