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Two men arrested in connection to shooting at Glen Burnie pool party

Suspect opened fire at crowd killing one person, injuring two
Posted at 2:08 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 18:11:14-04

GLEN BURNIE, Md. — Anne Arundel County Police made two arrests in connection to a deadly shooting that happened at a Glen Burnie pool party.

The incident happened on Friday evening when officers where called to the scene of the 500 block of Everett Road for the reported shooting. Upon arrival at the scene, police found 29-year-old James Antonio Diggs IV shot. Diggs was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

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Officers then learned that a 21-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man were also shot during the incident and walked into area hospitals seeking treatment for their injuries.

After interviewing several witnesses and combing through evidence, detectives spoke to a witness who saw the getaway car stop in an area near the pool party. The witness told police they saw two men leave the car and one of them hid a gun in the bushes. Police were able to link the gun to evidence found at the crime scene. This part of the investigation led to the arrest of 20-year-old Dion Sanders as they positively identified him as the person that was seen hiding the gun in the bushes.

Detectives conducted several search and seizure warrants and went through digital evidence that helped them identify 21-year-old Jacovi Devaughn Johnson as the suspect responsible for Diggs murder. Johnson was arrested by Ocean City Police during a traffic stop on Monday evening.

Johnson was charged with first and second-degree murder, three counts each of first and second-degree assault along with firearm related charges. He is being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.

Sanders was charged with gun related charges and was initially held without bond but has since been released.