Each year Anne Arundel County suffers through anywhere from a dozen to 20 homicides. Here is a look at what is happening as the deaths are reported, investigated and usually solved in 2015.
- Anthony Anastasi, Jr., 40, and Jacqueline Riggs, 25, were found dead in a home in Lothian on Oct. 5. Three people, including Anastasi's wife, were arrested and charged with first- and second-degree murder.
- Tylique Proctor, 20, of Brooklyn Park, was shot and killed Oct. 1 in the area of Cedar Furnace Circle and Lacrosse Lane in Glen Burnie. No arrests have been made.
- Michael John Compton, 21, of Brooklyn Park, was shot and killed Sept. 18 on a footpath near his home. No arrests have been made.
- Shannon Blair Jr., 29, of Annapolis was shot and killed Sept. 15 in the Bay Highlands neighborhood just outside Annapolis. Police were called to the community after getting reports of shots being fired. Blair, who was not a resident of the neighborhood, was found on the roadside. No arrests have been made.
- Karlyn Ramirez, 24, found dead in a Severn home Aug. 25, was the victim of a homicide. She suffered from what appeared to be gunshot wounds, police said. Police said a 1-year-old child found in the home was unharmed. No arrests have been made.
- Jesse Gage Brousseau, 19, of Odenton, was stabbed to death during the early morning hours of July 10 in Odenton. Police said the stabbing occurred after a party and subsequent burglaries. The Anne Arundel State's Attorney's Office is not pressing charges against the teen who committed the stabbing, saying it appeared to be a case of self-defense.
- Mohamed Bashir Eltahir, 38, of Glen Burnie, was stabbed to death July 8 near Shelly Road and Whitmore Court in Glen Burnie. Police charged a 58-year-old Glen Burnie man in Eltahir's death.
- Joseph Steven Gibbons, 21, of Churchton was shot to death July 3 in Lothian. Police charged a 28-year-old Elkridge man a few days later.
- Lamont Scurry, 39, of Glen Burnie, was shot and killed May 21 in the Harbour House community in Annapolis. No arrests have been made.
- Anthony Minick, 22, was shot to death May 12 at a home in the 3400 block of Sudlersville South in Maryland City. Three people were charged in connection to the killing.
- Palak Patel, 21, was stabbed to death April 12 in the kitchen of a Dunkin Donuts in Hanover. Anne Arundel County police said she was killed by her husband, Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel, 24, who has since fled and not been found.
- Antwon Coleman, 19, of Millersville was shot to death March 22 in a parking lot in front of his girlfriend's home on Hardmoore Court in Glen Burnie. No arrest has been made.
- Breon Emerson Cager, 27, was found shot to death Jan. 14 in the 7800 block of Coutros Court in Freetown. No arrest has been made.
Anne Arundel County police on Wednesday said two people found dead inside a burning home in Severn earlier this month were killed in a murder-suicide.
The photo was damning. A masked gunman walked into a Hanover gas station on the night of Aug. 7, 2014, and simply shot the clerk working behind the county. The robber was caught by a security camera pointing the weapon that killed Rajinder Kumar, and police quickly released the picture to help identify the suspect. Monday, the Glen Burnie man Anne Arundel County police charged in the killing pleaded guilty in federal court to robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
A Queen Anne's County man pleaded guilty Monday to negligent homicide in connection with a fatal crash last year on Route 50 in Davidsonville.
An Anne Arundel County judge on Tuesday sentenced a man to life without the possibility of parole for the 2006 murder of an off-duty federal police officer in Odenton.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday renewed its efforts to find a man accused of killing his wife six months ago in a Hanover Dunkin' Donuts.
A February 2010 shooting in Odenton has been ruled a homicide after the victim, Michael Anthony Temple, died in June, county police said Wednesday.
Police have charged Ann Marie Anastasi, 42; Gabriel Ezekiel Struss, 18, and a 13-year-old girl in the deaths of Anastasi¿s husband, Anthony Anastasi, 40, and Jacqueline Riggs, 25. Anthony Anastasi and Riggs were found dead in the Anastasis¿ home on West Bay Front Road on Oct. 5.
Anne Arundel County police are investigating the body of an adult man found Tuesday night in the Bay Highlands neighborhood just outside Annapolis.
The family of a 24-year-old Army service woman shot to death in Severn last week hope to have her body returned to Texas on Wednesday, her brother said.
A Pasadena man convicted of shooting his wife's boyfriend, cutting of his home monitoring ankle bracelet and failing to show up for sentencing has been apprehended in Texas.
Anne Arundel police are working with the Army's criminal investigations unit after a 24-year-old soldier at Fort George G. Meade was found shot to death in Severn this week.
On Thursday, a third man was arrested in the shooting death of a 32-year-old Calvert County man found two years ago in a car at an Annapolis condominium complex, according to Annapolis Police.
The 16-year-old Odenton resident who stabbed 19 year-old Jesse Brousseau on July 10 acted in self-defense and will not face charges, according to Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams.
Joseph Wright, 44, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for the death of Keith Boggs, 46, following a fight at a Glen Burnie homeless camp in 2014.
A convicted murderer pleaded guilty Thursday to a second killing three years ago at Jessup Correctional Institute.
A 16-year-old Odenton resident said he was trying to avoid being punched when he stabbed one of the people who broke into his house July 10, according to court documents. Jesse Brousseau, 19, of Odenton, died later that morning.
An Anne Arundel County judge sentenced a man to life in prison Monday for a brutal murder last year in a Brooklyn Park Popeyes Louisiana Chicken restaurant.
As of Saturday evening, a GoFundMe account to raise money for the funeral of Jesse Brousseau, 19, had raised $5,000 by 70 people. He was killed early Friday morning, but Anne Arundel County Police have been mum on details surrounding his death.
Family members of a 21-year-old man killed in Lothian Friday night are trying to come to terms with why someone would have to hurt him.
A vigil was held Tuesday night in Annapolis to remember 39-year-old Lamont Scurry, who was shot and killed last week in an Eastport parking lot.
The ex-girlfriend of a man charged with a 2006 murder behind an Odenton bar testified this week that her former beau confessed to the killing shortly after she drove him away from the crime scene.
A 21-year-old woman was trying to flee an abusive relationship and return to her home country when she was killed by her husband in a Hanover doughnut shop last month, a family member said Monday.
County police and the FBI on Wednesday announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of killing his wife last week in a Hanover Dunkin Donuts.
A man accused of killing his wife in a Hanover Dunkin Donuts last week may have fled the country, according to an affidavit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
Anne Arundel County police are searching for a man suspected of killing his wife overnight in Hanover. Police responded at 10:51 p.m. Sunday to the Dunkin Donuts at 7657 Arundel Mills Boulevard, Hanover, after patrons had notified an officer there were no employees in the shop.
Friends and family members of Antwon Coleman will hold a memorial Friday night at the site where the 19-year-old was gunned down last weekend in Glen Burnie.
A 19-year-old man found in the parking lot in the 400 block of Hardmoore Court in Glen Burnie was pronounced dead at a local hospital Saturday night, county police said.
Bishop Larry Lee Thomas of Empowering Believers Church organized a group of representatives from the clergy, police, school system and Housing Commission to attend a press conference on Freetown Village.
While Anne Arundel police officials are pleased that 11 of its 13 homicide investigations were closed last year — it's still not enough, an agency spokesman said Monday.