Jacovi Devaughn Johnson

Jacovi Devaughn Johnson

(July 12, 2019) After conducting a traffic stop for speeding on Monday night, OCPD quickly discovered an occupant inside the vehicle was wanted in connection with a deadly shooting on July 5 in Anne Arundel County.

The passenger, Jacovi Devaughn Johnson, 21, of Glen Burnie had an outstanding arrest warrant for murder charges stemming for a shooting at a pool party on July 5 about 11:15 p.m. on Everett Road in Glen Burnie.

OCPD reported a red Dodge Dart with dark tinted windows was clocked traveling above the posted speed limit on Baltimore Avenue near 26th Street just after 8:15 p.m. on Monday.

After approaching the vehicle, police reportedly detected the aroma of burnt cannabis and asked the driver and passenger to exit the car.

Police quickly learned Johnson had an active arrest warrant through Anne Arundel County and placed him under arrest.

The driver was cited for speeding, possession of less than 10 grams of cannabis and unauthorized window tinting.

After being tipped off Johnson was on the Eastern Shore, Anne Arundel County Police sent detectives to the area in hopes of locating the fugitive.

The Anne Arundel County Police Fugitive Apprehension Team and the Maryland State Police Apprehension Team responded to the scene to take Johnson into custody on Monday night.

Johnson is currently incarcerated in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center awaiting trial on the following charges: first and second-degree murder, first and second-degree assault and using a firearm during a violent crime.

The pool-party shooting took the life of James Diggs IV, 29, of Gwynn Oak who succumbed to injuries after being transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Hospital last Friday.

Police said two other victims, a 21-year-old female and 27-year-old male, were also shot but not fatally.

Another suspect in the shooting, Dion Sanders, 20, was located a day after the incident and faces charges for illegal possession of a firearm. 

Johnson is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Annapolis on August 5, while Sanders has a trial date on September 16.

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