Murder Charges Filed Against Middle River Man A Year After Glen Burnie Shooting: Police


Andre Raquan Riggs of Middle River was arrested Thursday in the 2022 fatal shooting of Matthew Anthony Ponder of Glen Burnie, police said. An Anne Arundel County Police Department cruiser is pictured above on a different day. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

GLEN BURNIE, MD - Authorities announced Friday that they arrested “one of the suspects involved” in a year-old Glen Burnie homicide case.

Patch asked a police spokesperson if there are other suspects still on the run, but we have not yet heard back. We will update this story when we get a response.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department said it arrested 26-year-old Andre Raquan Riggs of Middle River.

Riggs is accused of killing 27-year-old Matthew Anthony Ponder of Glen Burnie.

Officers said the Glen Burnie shooting happened on Aug. 31, 2022 around 2:30 a.m. in the 400 block of M Street North East.

Authorities said they found the victim inside a home suffering from gunshot wounds.

First responders could not save the victim and they pronounced him dead on the scene, a press release said.

Police think this was a targeted attack, not a random act of violence.

Officers said they searched the area for evidence and witnesses, but they did not find a suspect at the time.

The Anne Arundel County Police Fugitive Apprehension Team found Riggs in Baltimore County this Thursday, the release said.

Authorities said they took Riggs into custody and charged him with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, home invasion, burglary, first-degree assault and related charges.

Police said they are still investigating, even though an arrest has already been made.

Officers asked anybody with information to call 410-222-4731. Tipsters can stay anonymous by dialing 410-222-4700.

Informants can also anonymously contact the Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, which is a non-police organization that collects tips and shares them with detectives. The Metro Crime Stoppers are available at 1-866-7LOCKUP, on or through the P3 Tips mobile application.

Related: Fatal Shooting In Glen Burnie Claims 27-Year-Old Man: Police

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