SEVERN, Md. (July 13, 2016)—Police in Anne Arundel county are investigating a double homicide in which one of the men killed is a resident of Huntingtown in Calvert Co. Timothy John Kerr, age 40, resided in the 3000 block of Hollands Cliffs Road, Huntingtown.
The second victim has been identified as Duwayne Thomas Mason, age 42, from the 4000 block of Blue Wing Court, Columbia.
The incident unfolded on Saturday, July 9, at approximately 11:58 p.m. Anne Arundel Co. Western District Patrol Officers responded to the 7600 block of Sandy Farm Road in Severn for a possible residential burglary. Upon arrival officers located a male, later identified as Mason, inside of the residence suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The male had forced his way into the residence through a window. The male was transported to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.
Officers checked the area and located an occupied white pick-up truck located a short distance from the residence. Inside the truck was a deceased male, later identified as Kerr, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.
The preliminary investigation has revealed both subjects were shot at another residence located in the 7600 block of Sandy Farm Road during a confrontation with a resident at that location. Both males fled this location after being shot. The male who forced his way into the residence that prompted the initial call apparently entered the home seeking assistance for his gunshot wound. The male found in the pick-up truck apparently entered the vehicle after being shot and attempted to drive out of the area before succumbing to his injuries.
Anne Arundel County Homicide Detectives and Western District Detectives responded to the scene and began their investigation. Several witnesses were located and interviewed in regards to the shooting.
On Monday, July 11, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner performed autopsies on the deceased males. They ruled the cause of death as gunshot wounds with the manner being homicide for both males.
During the execution of a search warrant where the shooting occurred in the 7600 block of Sandy Farm Road, detectives located the following controlled dangerous substances: Suspected crack cocaine, powder cocaine, marijuana, amphetamine dextroamphetamine pills, alprazolam pills, suboxone film strips, and heroin. Also recovered during the search was a digital scale and $6,140.00 in U.S. currency. Detectives also recovered a loaded 12 gauge Mossberg shotgun.
John Matthew Garrison, a fifty-two year old male who resided at the residence located in the 7600 block of Sandy Farm Road was charged with the following: Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of Amphetamine Dextroamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Amphetamine Dextroamphetamine, and Possession of a Firearm in relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime. John Garrison was being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on a $350,000.00 bond.
Police officials say the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit is sorting through all of the evidence in regards to this investigation. They are piecing together the chain of events and circumstances that led to the shooting deaths of Duwayne Mason and Timothy Kerr. The Anne Arundel County Police Department continues to work in conjunction with the Anne Arundel County States Attorney's Office to determine if any other criminal charges apply to this death investigation.
This is a very fluid and active investigation and the Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Police Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. If people with information wish to remain anonymous they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.