Police obtain warrants for 4 people suspected in killing near Laurel

Father and son, two women sought in death of Maryland City man

February 04, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Anne Arundel County police obtained arrest warrants for four suspects yesterday on charges of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man in an apartment near Laurel on Monday.

Police were seeking a father and son -- Kenneth Frizell Diggs Sr., 50, and Kenneth Frizell Diggs Jr., 31 -- and two women, Deanna Michelle Gregory, 28, and Terry Mae Palmer, 36. Addresses for them were unknown.

Police said the suspects were identified through crime scene evidence and interviews of witnesses. They were last seen in a 1987 navy blue Ford van.

Police identified the victim yesterday as 27-year-old Ahmad Jumal Tutwiler. He was found dead about 7 p.m. Monday by another resident of the apartment in the 200 block of Red Clay Road, in the Maryland City section east of Laurel.

Police said that Tutwiler, who had been staying with the other resident of the apartment for about two months, was shot once in the face. The type of weapon was not divulged, nor was any suspected motive.

Police had withheld the name of the victim for two days as authorities attempted to find and notify his next of kin.

District Court criminal records in a variety of cases in recent years indicated former addresses for Tutwiler in Clinton, Md., and Alexandria, Va., with his most recent arrest less than two months ago on a marijuana charge.

The younger Diggs had addresses in Silver Spring and Olney.

Gregory formerly had an address in a Laurel trailer park. Palmer had used an address in Fulton.

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