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Police Press Release - June 3, 2019

Southern District
Davidsonville/Police Involved Shooting

On May 31, 2019 at approximately 9:44 pm we responded to a report of a possible crash involving a pedestrian on Route 50 eastbound right before MD-424. The Anne Arundel County Fire Department arrived first on scene and were immediately confronted/threatened by an armed man. Fire Personnel called for police to rush their response. An officer arrived moments later and confronted the armed suspect before he injured any of the on-scene fire personnel. The suspect failed to comply with the officer's orders to drop the weapon (a knife) and get on the ground. The officer fired one round striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to an area hospital. There were no injuries to fire or police personnel.

The officer involved is a 20 year veteran of the department assigned to the Bureau of Patrol. Detectives are still on scene and Route 50 east is still closed. There is no further information at this time. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700.

The suspect is currently at an area hospital where he will remain under police guard until he is released. There is an active warrant charging the suspect with seven (7) counts of each of the following; first degree assault, second degree assault, and reckless endangerment. Upon release he will be processed at a station and served his charges, his name will not be released until that time.

The officer involved is Cpl. R Heller a 20-year-veteran of the department assigned to the Bureau of Patrol. There are no further expected updates until the suspect is released from the hospital.

During numerous witness interviews it was learned that the suspect was walking/standing in the travel lanes of Route 50 in what several people said appeared to be an attempt to get struck. Witness on scene advised they believed the suspect was struck by an on-scene vehicle prior to fire personnel arriving.

As of the last status check at 6:30 this morning the suspect is still alive and in grave condition, under-guard at an area hospital.

Criminal Investigation Division
Homicide Unit/Homicide

On Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 12:26 p.m. officers were dispatched to a deceased body found in a wooded area off of Ordnance Road and Route 10. A Forensic Investigator with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner responded to the location and determined the victim had suffered trauma. The victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy this morning. Cause and manner of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner. The homicide unit is now handling the investigation and is asking anyone with any information to give them a call at 410-222-4731 or the TipLine 410-222-4700.

Traffic Safety Section
Glen Burnie/Fatal Crash

On June 2, 2019 at approximately 1:08 p.m., officers responded for a motorcycle crash on Arundel Expressway (MD-10) northbound at East Furnace Branch Rd.

The motorcycle was in the right exit lane for E. Furnace Branch Rd. when it suddenly veered left across the gore and all three lanes of northbound traffic before striking the Jeep at minimal speed. The motorcycle and driver came to rest in the roadway but the driver was wearing a non-DOT approved helmet that broke.

The driver of the motorcycle was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The occupants of the Jeep were not injured.

The primary cause of the crash was the motorcycle making an unsafe lane change. There was no indication of excessive speed or alcohol use. The Traffic Safety Section is handing the crash investigation and the case will be reviewed by the States Attorney.

Vehicle #1:     2017 Indian motorcycle  
Jack Vance 50-years-old, Fatal Injuries
900 block of Rose Anne Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Vehicle #2:     2015 Jeep
James Dodge 59-year-old, No Injuries
700 block of Woods Road, Pasadena Maryland 21122
Linda Dodge, 58-year-old, No Injuries
Same Address

Western District

On June 2, 2019 at approximately 8:25 p.m.., officers responded to an area hospital for a report of a walk-in shooting victim. Upon arrival it was discovered that a 38-year-old male victim had responded to the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The victim advised that he was walking in the area of Gray Bird Ct and Hawk Ct. in Severn when a dark colored vehicle drove up and stopped next to him. A male suspect exited the vehicle, displayed a handgun and announced a robbery. While the victim was attempting to empty his pockets the suspect struck the victim with the handgun and shot him. The suspect and suspect vehicle fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim believed there were two additional occupants in the vehicle. The victim self transported to an area hospital causing an almost hour delay in police notification.

Western District Detectives are investigating and are asking anyone with any information to give them a call at 410-222-6155 or the TipLine 410-222-4700. There is no further information at this time.

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