MILLERSVILLE, MD — Anne Arundel County authorities held a press conference Friday afternoon to say that three deaths are murders linked to gang activity, and to ask the public to share tips that can lead to arrests. Multiple suspects have been arrested in the deaths, Chief Timothy Altomare said, although the , the location of where bodies were found and other information has yet to be released.
Lt. Ryan Frashure said that the department couldn’t release more information, for fear that more people could be hurt or killed.
Altomare asked residents to come forward with any information they may have on the deaths, and about gang activity in the county in general. The victims were killed in homicides, and multiple suspects have been arrested. The county department has received help from federal, state and local agencies around the clock, especially the Maryland State Police.
“I’m asking the citizens of Anne Arundel County from the bottom of my heart today, that if you’re in fear, if you think a gang wants to hurt you, I’m begging you to come and talk to us,” Altomare said. “Your lives matter to us, it’s our job to keep you safe, we take it seriously. And we will move heaven and earth to get you the help you need if you need help to stay safe.”
Anyone with tips to share can call police at the gang tipline, 410-222-4700 or 410-222-4117 if anyone has heard rumors, or might have a piece of the puzzle that can help police make arrests, the chief said.