Two men dead in apparent murder-suicide in Glen Burnie

GLEN BURNIE, Md. - Two men are dead in Glen Burnie following an apparent murder-suicide Monday night, Anne Arundel County police said.

Police said officers responded around 5 p.m. to the unit block of Wendover Rd. for a report of shots fired in an upper-level apartment. Once police arrived, officers got the lower apartment residents out of the building. The witnesses reported that they heard shots in the upper portion of the home and it appeared that someone was shot.

Officers entered the upper-level apartment and discovered two men dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

The shooter has been identified as Michael Allen Nelson, 51, of Wendover Road in Glen Burnie. Nelson was discovered deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police have identified the victim as Thomas Alan Goat, 52, also of Wendover Road.

Police say the two men were believed to be involved in a domestic relationship.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has since ruled the cause and manner of the death as a homicide/suicide.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call detectives at 410-222-3566.

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