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Police arrest second suspect involved in Annapolis homicide

Posted at 11:54 AM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 11:56:37-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Annapolis Police have arrest the second suspect that was involved in a March 15 homicide.

The department said they received a call about shots being fired in the unit block of Bens Drive at Bay Ridge Gardens.

When officers arrived to the scene, they found 49-year-old Leslie Eugene Saunders between two apartment buildings, with gunshot wounds. According to police, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Sometime later, on April 3, they ended up arresting 21-year-old Michael Gibson, without incident, in the unit block of Old Mill Bottom Road.

Detectives identified Gibson as a suspect in Saunders' murder and was charged with first and second degree murder and seven other criminal charges related to the crime.

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On Thursday, at around 1:30pm, members of the Annapolis Police Department also arrested Thomas Smith in connection with Saunders' murder. Smith was charged with conspiracy to commit murder - first degree and accessory after the fact.

He is currently being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond.