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Howard police charge two in Fox's Firearms burglary

Howard police charge two in Fox's Firearms burglary
Howard County police have charged two suspects in the burglary of a Laurel gun store last week, after both were charged in a similar case in Montgomery County. (Courtesy photo / Howard County Police Department)

An Annapolis man and a 15-year-old boy from Glen Burnie, who police say rammed a stolen SUV into a gun store in Laurel last week, have been arrested and charged with stealing 18 guns and other charges, Howard County police announced Monday.

Both also were charged in a similar case in Montgomery County that happened nearly 24 hours after the Howard heist and left another suspect dead after a Montgomery police officer shot him.

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Terrence Massey Jr., 21, of Annapolis, has been charged with burglary, destruction of property, auto theft, reckless endangerment, theft and handgun violations, Howard police said. He is being held without bond in Montgomery County, where he will be served with an arrest warrant from Howard County.

The 15-year-old, whose name was not released, has been placed in a juvenile detention facility, police said.

Terrence Massey Jr., 21, of Annapolis, and a 15-year-old male suspect from Glen Burnie have been charged in warrants for the burglary of Fox's Firearms on June 12.
Terrence Massey Jr., 21, of Annapolis, and a 15-year-old male suspect from Glen Burnie have been charged in warrants for the burglary of Fox's Firearms on June 12. (Courtesy photo / Howard County Police Department)

On June 12, Howard police responded to Fox’s Firearms at 11200 Scaggsville Road at around 2 a.m., where a stolen van had smashed through the storefront.

A total of 18 guns were determined stolen after an inventory check, said Howard police, who reported that only four of the guns have so far been recovered.

The following morning, at 2:39 a.m., Montgomery County police were called to the United Gun Store in Rockville, where another vehicle was used to ram through the front of the store.

Police say a second vehicle, a white SUV, was being used as a getaway car and that both had been stolen in Anne Arundel County.

The SUV struck a Montgomery police officer’s cruiser as the officer was exiting from it. The officer fired into vehicle, killing suspect Marquis Weems, 17, of Anne Arundel County, according to Montgomery police.

Guns stolen from the United Gun Store are still being counted at this time, according to a Montgomery police spokeswoman. However, 10 are missing from the shop.

A total of 17 firearms have been recovered from both counties.

Montgomery police have charged a third suspect, 17-year-old Brandon Allen Jackson, of Anne Arundel County. Jackson, who is being charged as an adult, has not been charged by Howard police at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

Massey did not have attorney information listed in online court records.

Howard police are asking anyone with information to contact 410-313-STOP or email HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.

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