A quiet, working-class neighborhood in Glen Burnie received a sudden and tragic shock Saturday when 24-year-old resident Richard Clarence Ramsay III was shot and killed in what police believe to be a targeted attack.
At about 4:40 p.m. Saturday police responded to reports of a shooting in the 200 block of Poplar Avenue. There they found two people with injuries. Ramsay was pronounced dead at the scene. A 26-year-old male victim was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for non-life threatening injuries.
Two or three adult black males were seen fleeing the scene after the shooting, Anne Arundel County police said. County police said they believe the shooting was targeted. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
The Capital reached out to Ramsay’s family and friends but did not immediately hear back. Ramsay’s loss was visceral on social media, however, where friends expressed heartbreak and disbelief, shared videos and exchanged memories they had with the Glen Burnie resident.
“I miss that laugh ... that laugh can make anyone feel better,” said Tameira Black in a post.
Britton-Alicia, Ramsay’s cousin, reflected on growing up with Ramsay, spending time together as she chaperoned school field trips and helped him "with school projects, snow fights and real fights,” she said.
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