Gunman at large in deadly bar shooting

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WMAR) - It is a familiar scene outside Dietrich's Tavern in Glen Burnie, crime tape and police cars.

"I'm very angry.  This is the third one and I knew all three of them," said Gerard Mahoney.

Mahoney says his cousin was a murder victim at the bar in 2009, the first of three in that many years.  The latest happened around 5:30 Sunday evening.

Anne Arundel County Police say the victim, Sir Keith English Queen Jones, 31, was shot outside and died at a local hospital.  The suspect drove off.

"We're not sure what transpired yet but I do know that there's a number of witnesses that have been taken to our criminal investigation division for interviews," said Lt. Glenn Shanahan, Anne Arundel Co. Police spokesman.    


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A van was towed from the scene, but police aren't saying how it relates to the crime.

The manager at Champ's Pizza and Subs across the street is tired of who he calls a bad neighbor.  The owner of Dietrich's had to go before the Anne Arundel County Liquor Board last year and is operating with restrictions.

"It sucks for us.  I mean some of our customers are scared to come in," said Michael Wiedenhoeft.


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Police aren't saying if the shooter and suspect knew each other or if they were inside the bar before the shooting.  But plenty of people are fired up and want to see some changes.

"I'd like to see that place close down.  There's always been problems, always been problems," said Wiedenhoeft.

We know very little about the suspect .  He's a black male in his 20's, about 180 pounds and 5'9" tall.

It is possible the liquor board will look at this most recent incident and determine if changes should be made to the license.

Original Story: 

Anne Arundel County Police confirm that a 31-year-old man was shot and killed at Dietrich's Tavern in Glen Burnie around 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening.

The victim has been identified as Sir Keith EnglishQueen Jones.  Court records show Jones listed to addresses in Glen Burnie, Maryland and York, Pennsylvania. 

Police say the gunman fled on foot and is still at large.

The tavern is located at 7346 East Furnace Branch Road in Glen Burnie.

The suspect is identified as an adult black male standing 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 180 pounds.

Police say the gunman was wearing a white hoodie, dark vest, and light blue jeans.

Jones was pronounced dead at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, according to police.


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In December 2010, a 30-year-old man was shot with a rifle and killed at Dietrich's Tavern.

33-year-old Clayton Battle pled guilty of first degree murder in connection to the 2010 homicide.

In January 2009, a 37-year-old man was gunned down and killed in the parking lot at Dietrich's Tavern.

A judge later told 30-year-old Ricco Gough that there was no place in society for people like him before sentencing him to 50 years in prison for the 2009 murder at Dietrich's.


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