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Police find shooting victim laying outside crashed car that had drugs in it

Suspect sentenced to 28 yrs.
Phillip Elia Leupolu
Posted at 12:15 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2021-06-04 08:29:43-04

SEVERN, Md. — A 21-year-old man crashed his car into a pole after being shot Sunday evening in Severn.

Anne Arundel County Police arrived shortly before 7 pm, to find Cecil Raymond Anderson laying on the ground, outside a Volvo in the area of Raleigh Drive and Sebring Court.

Officers ended up seizing the car after discovering a large amount of suspected marijuana inside of it.

The victim was transported to a area hospital in stable condition.

Police on Thursday identified the suspect as 21-year-old Phillip Elia Leupolu. A handgun was recovered during his arrest. He's since been sentenced to 28 years behind bars.