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Anne Arundel police found an arsenal of guns when they arrested a Baltimore man for opening fire

Larry Tyrone Ricks III, 21, of Baltimore, has been charged with attempted murder, among other charges, after police said he opened fire on a car in the driveway of a residence full of people in Glen Burnie Sunday morning. Detectives allegedly found an arsenal of guns, including assault weapons, at his residence in Baltimore.
Larry Tyrone Ricks III, 21, of Baltimore, has been charged with attempted murder, among other charges, after police said he opened fire on a car in the driveway of a residence full of people in Glen Burnie Sunday morning. Detectives allegedly found an arsenal of guns, including assault weapons, at his residence in Baltimore.(Anne Arundel County Police)

A Baltimore man was arrested Sunday after police said he opened fire into a Glen Burnie house early that morning, with at least four people, including a 3-year-old, present.

And when Anne Arundel County detectives and Baltimore City SWAT officers searched the home of Larry Tyrone Ricks III, they allegedly found an arsenal of guns, including at least one assault rifle.

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The 21-year-old faces four counts of attempted first-degree murder, felony and misdemeanor assault, discharging a firearm from a car, reckless endangerment and a firearm offense, among other charges, according to online court records.

Ricks is being held without bond. He does not have an attorney listed in court records.

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A woman was awaken by loud noises Sunday morning at her residence in the 100 block of Olen Drive, court records show. And when she walked to her living room to check it out, she found the fish tank destroyed and a bullet on the ground.

The house and a Hyundai SUV parked out front were riddled with bullet holes, according to charging documents for Ricks. The damage was estimated at over $1,000.

Officers responded around 6 a.m. for reports of gunfire. Detectives followed shortly thereafter, interviewing witnesses and collecting video surveillance from neighboring houses, according to charging documents. It didn’t take investigators long to figure out what happened and who they suspected was responsible.

One of the residents of the home damaged by bullets had a violent encounter with Ricks and his girlfriend after the resident finished work one day earlier this month, court papers state. She told police Ricks punched her in the jaw while she waited for her ride.

“Later on that night I received text messages from (Ricks) saying he would ‘smoke me’ as in he will shoot me,” the woman wrote in an application for court protection.

A District Court Commissioner granted the woman a temporary peace order, pending a hearing for a final order, which has not yet occurred. Ricks was charged with misdemeanor assault, the court papers show.

The woman told detectives investigating the shooting Sunday that after he punched her, Ricks and his girlfriend sped off in a small red sedan, according to charging documents. Neighbors’ footage of the shooting showed a small red Acura pull up to the house with no lights on and speed away shortly thereafter.

Police ran the tags. When showed a photo, the woman said Ricks was the man that punched her. A witness told detectives they heard gunshots and saw a red-colored car, charging documents show.

A judge signed a search warrant for Ricks’ residence in Baltimore, but before police got to the house in the 100 block of Kossuth Street, charging documents say Ricks sped off in the red Acura. Detectives tried to stop him, but he fled.

Detectives returned with city SWAT officers later Sunday evening. This time Ricks was home, according to charging documents. Soon they uncovered his stash of guns and ammo.

Police said detectives discovered a shotgun, five pistols, an AR-15 rifle, an AR-15 pistol and an AK-47 pistol. They also found many high-capacity magazines and a pile of ammunition to go along with the guns.

Assault rifles and assault-style pistols are mostly outlawed in Maryland. He has not been charged for possession of illegal guns in Anne Arundel County and online court records list no charges for Ricks in Baltimore.

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