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Police Press Release - November 30, 2020

  • HOMICIDE VICTIMLouis Guy Newman III
    HOMICIDE VICTIM Louis Guy Newman III
  • Mark Anthony Artison
    Mark Anthony Artison
  • Reckless Endangerment; Weapons Violation (Arrest) / Severn20-739248
    Reckless Endangerment; Weapons Violation (Arrest) / Severn 20-739248

Criminal Investigation Division
Homicide Unit
Shooting Homicide / Severn

On Thursday, November 26, 2020, at approximately 1:39 p.m., Anne Arundel County Police Western District officers responded to the area of Meade Village Road and Meade Village Circle in Severn for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Injuries appear to be life threatening and the victims were transported to area hospitals. Preliminary information indications this was a targeted incident and not a random act of violence. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Update (November 27, 2020)

On Thursday, November 26, 2020, at approximately 1:37 p.m., Anne Arundel County Police responded to the 1700 block of Meade Village Circle, Severn, Maryland for multiple reports of shootings. Upon arrival officers located one adult male victim off a paved pathway next to a large field behind the 1700 block of Meade Village Circle Road. Officers immediately began rendering medical aid until relieved by responding fire department personnel. The victim, identified as Louis Guy Newman III, a twenty year old male from the 20th block of New Jersey Avenue SW, Glen Burnie, Maryland, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed from his injuries. 

A second adult male victim was located in a courtyard in the 1700 block of Meade Village Circle. The thirty year old male was transported to a local trauma center with life threatening injuries. A third adult male shooting victim was located at a local hospital in Baltimore. The twenty-nine year old male suffered non-life threatening injuries during the incident.

A large police response converged on the area to include Aviation Units, K-9, Homicide detectives and Evidence Collection Units. As officers were arriving attempting to speak with potential witnesses a foot chase was initiated in the 1100 block of Reece Road. Patrol Officers gave pursuit as the fleeing person was grabbing his waistband/hooded sweatshirt indicative of concealing a firearm. Officers were able to catch up to and detain the adult male, identified as Keith Irving Brown Eldridge, a nineteen year old male from the 1000 block of Fitzallen Road, Glen Burnie, Maryland. Officers and K-9 searched the area and located a loaded handgun along the path Keith Eldridge fled. Patrol officers charged the suspect, Keith Eldridge, with Failure to Obey a Lawful Order and Firearm related charges. Detectives will follow-up to determine if Mr. Keith Eldridge had any involvement in this incident.

Homicide detectives worked with the Evidence Collection Unit in the identification and collection of several pieces of evidence related to the shootings. Due to nightfall the scene was secured overnight where a massive search was conducted on the morning of Friday, November 27, 2020 which lasted throughout the day. Members of the Anne Arundel County Police Recruit Class along with several members of Search and Rescue Teams combed through the area and located additional evidence related to the shootings. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on Mr. Newman and determined the cause of death as a gunshot wound(s) with the manner being homicide.

Preliminary investigation revealed a football game took place in the open field behind the 1700 block of Meade Village Circle Road. A large crowd was present to witness the game between local neighborhoods. At the conclusion of the game is when some type of altercation occurred in which gunfire erupted and the two victims were shot and one was killed. The Anne Arundel County Police are aware there are several witnesses to this violent holiday tragedy and are asking for the communities assistance in solving this crime.

This is an active and fluid investigation where the Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County 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 at 1-866-7LOCKUP or Download P3Tips APP and Submit Your TIP or submit by web at www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Update - Reward Offered (November 30, 2020)
REWARD 10,000 HOMICIDE

HOMICIDE VICTIM
Louis Guy Newman III
20 year old male
20th block of New Jersey Avenue SW
Glen Burnie, Maryland

The Anne Arundel County Police Department is offering up to a ten thousand dollar ($10,000.00) reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the shooting death of Louis Newman and the two other adult male victims. This is an active and fluid investigation where the Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County 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 at 1-866-7LOCKUP or Download P3Tips APP and Submit Your TIP or submit by web at www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Eastern District
Commercial Robbery / Millersville
20-738993

On November 27, 2020 at approximately 6:40 a.m. officers responded for a robbery at the Crown gas station located at 8210 Veterans Highway in Millersville. An unknown male suspect entered the store, assaulted the employee and stole cash from the register. No weapons were displayed during this incident. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. Robbery detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to contact 410-222-4720 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700. 

Suspect: Black male, 5’10”, 165-170 lbs., wearing dark pants and a medical face mask.

Eastern District
Shots Fired / Severna Park
20-739208

On November 29, 2020 at approximately 12:20 a.m. officers responded for an anonymous report of gunshots in the area of Whites Road and McBride lane in Severna Park. Upon arrival officers located four spent shell casings, however no witnesses reported seeing or hearing anything. No injuries or damage were reported as a result of this incident. Eastern District detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to contact 410-222-6145 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700. 

Western District
Commercial Robbery / Gambrills
20-739277

On November 29, 2020 at approximately 11:40 a.m. officers responded for an armed robbery at the Taj Mahal Indo-Pak Supermarket located at 2510 Conway Road in Gambrills. An unknown male suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the register. The employee complied and the suspect fled with an undetermined amount of currency. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident. Robbery detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to contact 410-222-4720 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700.

Suspect: White male, ~35 YOA 

Western District
Reckless Endangerment; Weapons Violation (Arrest) / Severn
20-739248

On November 29, 2020 at approximately 2:55 p.m. officers were attending a vigil due to the recent shooting in Meade Village when they heard the sound of gunshots. Officers ran to the area where the gunshots were coming from and observed a male suspect firing rounds into the air. The suspect placed the .32 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver on the ground when told to do so by officers and was taken into custody. The suspect was charged accordingly.

Arrested:

Mark Anthony Artison

DOB: 08-31-1990

1800 block of Dove Court

Severn, MD 21144

Western District
Commercial Robbery / Gambrills 
20-739211

On November 29, 2020 at approximately 2:00 a.m. officers responded for an armed robbery of the BP gas station located at 738 Crain Highway in Gambrills. An unknown male suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the register. The clerk opened the cash drawer and the suspect removed an undetermined amount of currency. The suspect then fled toward the northbound side of Crain Highway. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident. Robbery detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to contact 410-222-4720 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700.

Suspect: White male, 30 - 40 years of age

Western District
Assault (Handgun) / Crofton  
20-739271

On November 29, 2020 at approximately 8:40 p.m. officers responded for an armed subject at the Bank Of America located at 2001 Davidsonville Road in Crofton. The victim reported while sitting in her vehicle at the Bank of America drive-thru ATM, a male suspect approximately 30 years old, tapped on her passenger side window with a silver handgun. The victim immediately accelerated, and drove away seeking help at the CVS store across the parking lot. The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction. Officers arrived on scene and searched the area however the suspect was not located. Robbery Detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information please call 410-222-4720 or the Tip line at 410-222-4700.  

Suspect: White male, 30-40 years of age

Western District
Commercial Robbery / Gambrills
20-739270

On November 29, 2020 at approximately 9:00 p.m. officers responded for an armed robbery at the Five Guys located at 1060 Crain Highway in Gambrills. An unknown male suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the register. The employee complied and the suspect fled with an undetermined amount of currency. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident. Robbery detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to contact 410-222-4720 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700.

Suspect: White male, 30-40 years of age

Western District
Destruction of Property / Severn
20-739002

On November 27, 2020 officers responded for a destruction to property in the 7900 block of Severn Hills Way in Severn. The investigation revealed a bullet hole in the siding of a residence. A door to door canvass revealed an unknown person fired approximately ten rounds in the neighborhood on November 26, 2020 at approximately 11:00 p.m. Western Detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to call 410-222-6155.

Southern District
Bank Robbery / Edgewater
20-738586

On November 23, 2020 at approximately 9:25 a.m. officers and robbery detectives responded for a bank robbery at the TD Bank located at 2 Lee Airpark Drive in Edgewater. An unknown male suspect entered the bank, implied he had a handgun and announced a robbery. The teller complied and the suspect fled with an unknown amount of cash. Officers searched the area with the assistance of the police K9 unit, but were unable to locate the suspect. No weapons were displayed and no injuries were reported. Commercial Robbery Unit detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to contact 410-222-4720.     

Suspect: Black male, approximately 5'10" to 5'11" tall, wearing a black jacket, black pants, black face covering blue hat and yellow traffic vest

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