One Dead After Shooting at “County Vs. City Pool Party” at Glen Burnie Park Swim Club

July 7, 2019

Police say, Friday, July 5, 2019, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Anne Arundel County Police, Eastern District Patrol Officers responded to the Glen Burnie Park Swim Club Everett Road, in Glen Burnie, for a shots fired call. Upon arrival officers located one individual who had been shot. The adult male was transported by the fire department to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Hospital.

A “County Vs. City Pool Party” was being held at the Swim Club at the time of the shooting.

The shooting victim was identified as James Antonio Diggs 4th, a twenty-nine-year-old male from the 4300 block of Chatham Road, in Gwynn Oak Maryland who later succumbed to his injuries.

Homicide detectives along with the Evidence Collection Unit responded to the scene. While on scene detectives learned two other shooting victims had responded to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. The two victims were identified as a twenty-one-year-old female and a twenty-seven-year-old male. Homicide detectives interviewed several witnesses and multiple pieces of evidence were recovered from the scene.

Investigation revealed the victims were attending a pool party when an armed individual opened fire striking the victims.

An autopsy was scheduled to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

This is a very active and ongoing investigation. The Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the 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.

The Glen Burnie Park Glen Burnie Park Swim Club posted the following on their FaceBook page:

Community Friends, Neighbors, and Pool Members,
The night of July 5, 2019 a tragic incident occurred in the public parking lot adjacent to the pool. The Anne Arundel County Police are currently conducting an investigation regarding the events leading up to the incident. Due to these circumstances we will unfortunately be closed today and tomorrow with the intent of re-opening the facility on Monday July 8th. We greatly value our partnership with our community neighbors and the support that has been built over the years. Thank you for your continued patience as we continue to make our pool a facility enjoyed by our loyal and faithful members.
Because of all of the emotions tied to the event we have turned off the ability to post and comment on our page at this time. Please contact the board if you have any questions.
Thank You, Glen Burnie Park Swim Club


15 Responses to One Dead After Shooting at “County Vs. City Pool Party” at Glen Burnie Park Swim Club

  1. Wiggy on July 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Prolly over a girl or money.

    • Oscar J. on July 8, 2019 at 12:01 pm

      Prolly was a mistake by the swim club leadership to present this as “city versus county”. Right there it ratchets up tensions between people from different areas.

      • Anonymous on July 9, 2019 at 9:57 am

        Swim club leadership had no idea about the county vs city flyer until after the party. That was done by whomever rented the pool and violated the pool rules.

        • Laugh Out Loud funny on July 10, 2019 at 3:22 pm

          “Millionaire Minds Presents:” Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. $0.02 Minds is more like it

      • Wiggy on July 11, 2019 at 6:38 am

        And BYOB always works out well during community events!

    • Anonymous on July 8, 2019 at 12:25 pm

      don’t forget drugs?

  2. Anonymous on July 7, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    I always bring guns to a pool party.

    • Chibbs on July 8, 2019 at 1:49 pm

      Me too! Water pistols and super soakers!

  3. Joe on July 8, 2019 at 6:47 am

    I’m shocked, shocked I tell ya! It’s as if you can’t even have a decent “Ratchetfest” without people shooting up the place! GARBAGE CULTURE strikes again. Keep living it and refusing to do the things that successful people do. You’ll continue to get young men headed to the morgue with bullet holes in them. Nothing new, business as usual “In Da Hood”.

  4. jim on July 9, 2019 at 7:04 am

    That’s the end of that tradition. Next…

  5. Anonymous on July 9, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    “An autopsy was scheduled to determine the exact cause and manner of death.” A gun killed him Duuuuuuhhhhh!!!!

  6. Boom! Nailed it on July 10, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    I see 4 people pictured in the flyer. I can take a guess at which one of them was the shooter…

  7. Rob Stark on July 11, 2019 at 10:09 am

    “Prolly”? really? “Prolly”? what the hell does “Prolly” mean? Is it used because you can’t spell “probably”?

    • Anonymous on July 15, 2019 at 6:41 pm

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  8. Cindy on July 13, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Manner of death is homocide, man slaughter voluntary or involuntary. Cause of death would be the bullet