The man Anne Arundel County police charged in the shooting deaths of two men in Glen Burnie Sunday was captured by Mexican authorities and has been returned to the United States, police said Friday morning.
The Baltimore man’s wife, charged as an accessory, turned herself in late Thursday night at the Anne Arundel County police Eastern District station in Pasadena, said Sgt. Jackie Davis, spokeswoman for the department.
The two were wanted in the shooting death of Antwon Elijah Queen, 20, and Antwan Troy Briggs, 24, near an apartment building in Glen Burnie in what police called a targeted attack.
Police said they identified the Baltimore couple through interviews with family members and details from witnesses — including the presence of a light brown dog in the car used by the suspected shooter.
Edwin Javier Hurtado-Valdez, 19, of Baltimore, was arrested by Mexican police in Tamaulipas, Nuevo Laredo — near the Southern border of the United States and Laredo, Texas, Davis said.
Hurtado-Valdez was returned to the United States Wednesday night, Davis said. He is being held in Texas by the U.S. Marshals Service. Davis said he has waived his extradition rights and is expected to be brought back to Anne Arundel County in the next few weeks.
“We believe he fled to avoid prosecution,” Davis said.
Hurtado-Valdez has been charged with two counts each of first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and use of a firearm in a felony violent crime, police said.
Cambrea May Lynn Sieck, 18, Hurtado-Valdez’s wife, has been charged with two counts of being an accessory after the fact. Police said she helped her husband flee the scene of the homicide and hide evidence.
“You can’t hide somebody when you know he’s done that,” Davis said.
Sieck is being held without bond, according to online court records. District Court Judge Jonas D. Legum postponed a bail review hearing scheduled for Annapolis Friday morning until Monday at 1:30 p.m. in District Court in Glen Burnie, with an attorney for Sieck requesting more time to review the case.
Detectives convinced Sieck’s family to persuade her to turn herself in, having originally believed she had fled the state, Davis added.
Police obtained a warrant earlier this week charging Hurtado-Valdez with killing Queen and Briggs.
Queen and Hurtado-Valdez both graduated from North County High School in Glen Burnie: Queen in 2016 and Hurtado-Valdez the next year. It’s not clear if they knew each other.
Sieck graduated from Northeast High School in 2018, while Briggs last attended the Phoenix Academy, an alternative school, in 2012.
Police responded to the 300 block of Highland Drive Sunday around 5 p.m. for a report of gunshots. Officers arrived to find Queen in a parking lot outside bleeding from gunshot wounds and Briggs in the laundry room inside the adjacent apartment building suffering from gunshot wounds, according to court records. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy determined Briggs and Queen died because of the gunshot wounds, police said in the release.
Hurtado-Valdez’s charges come days after police charged a different man in the double homicide, but released him shortly afterward after learning additional information while questioning the man. The Capital is not identifying the man because charges against him were dropped.
Witnesses at the scene of the shooting told police they saw a man believed to be Hurtado-Valdez fleeing the scene of the shooting to a silver Nissan Maxima, charging documents show. Bystanders described the man as short and Hispanic, with short or slicked-back black hair, court records detail.
Police wrote in charging documents that witnesses told investigators they saw a light brown dog in the silver car and that they saw Hurtado-Valdez drive the vehicle and park next to Queen’s body before rifling through his pockets “as if searching for something.”
Another witness told investigators they saw Queen communicate electronically with a social media account to arrange a meeting at an address on Highland Drive, court records show. Court documents show police believe Queen and Briggs were meeting somebody for a drug deal.
The man police briefly charged Monday owned the Silver Nissan, but told police he had given it to Hurtado-Valdez to use as his own, court records show. He originally was identified as a witness in a photo lineup, but detectives verified his alibi after questioning him. He resembled Hurtado-Valdez, possibly explaining why witnesses incorrectly identified him, police said.
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Police identified Hurtado-Valdez through a social media profile from the account used to arrange a meeting with Queen and Briggs, police said.
Detectives located the Nissan Monday in the 8000 block of Sexton Road in Pasadena, the home of a member of Sieck’s family, police said. Investigators searched the vehicle to find blood stains inside and on the exterior of the silver car, police wrote in new charging documents.
“The suspected blood stains could have been transferred from onto the vehicle after (Hurtado-Valdez) touched a bleeding Queen and searched his pockets,” charging documents state.
Residents of the Sexton Road address said Hurtado-Valdez and Sieck arrived Sunday after the homicides, police wrote. Sieck told the resident that Hurtado-Valdez had met two men in an apartment complex and shot them during an altercation, charging documents for Sieck detail.
Investigators also interviewed a member of Hurtado-Valdez’s family, police wrote, and the family member told police Hurtado-Valdez owned a light brown dog.
Detectives, Sieck’s charging documents detail, talked to a “source close to” Sieck, who told them the couple were attempting to flee the country.
Davis said Friday police believe Sieck remained in the area since Sunday, deciding to turn herself in Thursday.