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Police identify victims in Glen Burnie double homicide Sunday

alex.mann@carrollcountytimes.com

Anne Arundel County Police have identified the two victims of a double homicide in Glen Burnie Sunday afternoon.

Antwon Elijah Queen, 20, of the 500 block of Baltic Avenue in Brooklyn, and Antwan Troy Briggs, 24, with no fixed address, were found dead Sunday afternoon around 5 p.m., according to a news release from the department.

County police responded to a report of gunshots in the 300 block of Highland Drive Sunday and found Queen lying in the parking lot dead with gunshot wounds, police said.

Police then found Briggs dead in a room located in an apartment complex on the 300 block of Highland Drive, according to the release.

Police said in the release that an autopsy was scheduled Monday to determine the exact cause of each death.

Homicide detectives interviewed several witnesses and evidence technicians retrieved various items from the scene, police said.

Police said the preliminary investigation suggests the killings were part of a targeted incident, not a random act. The investigation is ongoing.

The double homicide accounts for the third and fourth homicide in the county in 2019. In the first homicide of the year, police said a Brooklyn Park man killed his mother Dona Lee Faulkner, 52, during an apparent assault at their home on Feb. 14. Brent Ryan Faulkner, 25, of Brooklyn Park has been charged.

Donna Lee Faulkner was declared dead at the scene, and police said the mother had tried to defend herself when her son assaulted her, but ultimately died. Police wrote they also found fresh injuries on the man’s body.

In the second homicide of the year, a Glen Burnie man was found dead inside his trailer that firefighters found in flames last week. Dennis Lee Perry Sr.’s body was found in his burned-out recreational vehicle by firefighters in a wooded area off Ritchie Highway. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that Perry, 57, died of blunt force trauma and ruled the death a homicide, police said.

Jason Butler Nichols, 35, of Glen Burnie has been charged with first- and second-degree murder and arson in Perry’s death.

A witness told police a white man with a mustache who was wearing a red hat was seen walking away from the area of the fire, according to charging documents. Nichols has a mustache and someone who knows him told police he was wearing a red hat in the hours following the discovery of the fire.

The hat was found at Nichols’ home during a search by police, according to court records.

In February, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner also ruled human remains found in Shady Side in 2017 were the result of a homicide. The remains were found in the area of Holly Drive and Chesapeake Drive on Oct. 18, 2017 at about 1:30 p.m. along the shoreline, county police said. Police said they are utilizing DNA phenotyping, which can predict physical appearance from DNA, to try to identify the unknown human remains.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, the county police tip line at 410-222-4700.

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