SEVERN, Md. — One person is dead and two are injured after a shooting on Thanksgiving Day in Severn.
Preliminary investigation reveals there was an altercation at the end of a neighborhood football game which erupted in gunfire, killing one and injuring two.
According to Anne Arundel County Police, the shooting took place around 1:37 p.m. in the 1700 block of Meade Village Circle. Upon arrival, officers found one man off a paved pathway next to a large field behind the 1700 block of Meade Village Circle.
After rendering medical aid, the victim, identified as 21-year-old Louis Guy Newman III was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
A 31-year-old man was located in the courtyard and was transported to a local trauma center with life threatening injuries. A third man was located at a Baltimore hospital. That 29-year-old victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.
As officers were arriving attempting to speak with potential witnesses, police say a foot chase was initiated. The person who fled, was grabbing his waistband/hooded sweatshirt indicative of concealing a firearm.
Officers were able to catch up and detain 19-year-old Keith Irving Brown Eldridge.
Officers were able to locate a loaded handgun in the path that Eldridge fled. He was charged with Failure to Obey a Lawful Order and Firearm related charges.
Due to nightfall, the scene was secured overnight.
A search began Friday morning and Anne Arundel County Police as well as several members of Search and Rescue Teams combed through the area and located additional evidence related to the shootings.
Police are aware there are several witnesses to this crime 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