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Anne Arundel County Police offering $10k reward for 4 unsolved 2019 murders

Posted at 1:06 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 17:14:51-05

MILLERSVILLE, Md. (WMAR) — "My heart is aching so bad. At moments, I have chest pains like someone beat me in my chest and just took out my heart," said Sharon Garrett, mother of murder victim Andre Garrett.

A mother's heart broken. Begging for justice for her son at a place she never thought she'd be: an Anne Arundel County Police press conference, announcing a reward for information in four unsolved murders from 2019.

"I'm begging if anyone has seen anything, please come forward so it can bring closure to our family," said said Chantey Holmes, mother of murder victim Michael Wise.

Thursday, Anne Arundel County Police released new suspect information in all four cases and are offering a $10,000 reward for information.

"We feel in every case that there is more witnesses out there that have more information that have not come forward and that’s what we are asking you to do," said Sgt. Jacklyn Davis.

They all happened with in a three week period from October to November.

On October 28, 45-year-old Robert Thomas Jr., was found lying on a Brooklyn Park sidewalk, suffering from gun shot wounds. He died at the hospital four days later.

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"Witnesses reported seeing a person standing over Robert's body, firing a hand gun multiple times. That suspect then jumped onto an occupied mini dirt bike and fled the area," said Davis.

Two days later, 39-year-old Andre Garrett was shot and killed in the middle of the afternoon while he was taking a break from his job on Hospital Drive near Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie.

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"Witnesses report seeing a light skinned or Hispanic male leaving the area. That potential subject was wearing a black baseball cap, a white long sleeve shirt with a black short sleeve shirt over it. He was also seen driving a silver sedan," said Davis.

"He was looking forward to buying a house. He got a promotion on his job, doing good. But it hurts that someone took it away," said Garrett.

The next day, on Halloween, not far away, 24-year-old Michael Wise was shot and killed in front of his daughter while they were trick or treating on Gatewood Court in Glen Burnie.

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"Michael was wearing a costume but he was not wearing a mask so detectives do not feel that this was a case of mistaken identity. They do feel that Michael was the target. 7:30 in the evening, Halloween night trick or treating. There should be a lot of eye witnesses that have not come forward yet," said Davis.

"My granddaughter will never get the chance to grow up with her father who was good man until the end. He even was trick or treating with his child on the night he got killed, while walking with her in the stroller," said Holmes.

Then, on November 18, 28-year-old Xavier Green was shot and killed on his front porch on Morris Hill Avenue. Police said someone showed up at his front door asking for him. He and the suspect were talking on the porch and moments later, he was shot.

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"6:00 in the evening in a neighborhood. We do feel that there are some people that have information that have not come forward," said Davis.

The family of Xavier Green said in a statement, "To date, justice has not been served because no one has been willing to identify the person responsible for taking Xavier's life. We know that someone knows the truth and wants to do the right thing. And we are praying with expectancy that you will come forward.

Our request is not just for our family but for our community and communities throughout the state of Maryland experiencing the same ongoing, unnecessary, unbearable devastation. Because, as we see, it never stops here.

Look at all the Innocent babies, children going to and coming from school, unassuming adults, some pillars in our communities, who have lost their lives, murdered in recent years. People are dying at record numbers. While we've all been justifiably fearful, the silence is not protecting our families. Violent crime is getting worse. Its destroying our communities and holding us all hostage."

Anyone with information regarding any of the above cases is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call our Tip Line at 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587).

"If there is something that a person needs to stay safe when they come forward with the information that lets justice be done here, I will figure out how to do that thing to keep you safe," said Chief Timothy Altomare. "Your loved ones lives are precious to us also. We’ll never quit on you and we will never stop trying to bring justice to you and closure to you."