Shooting Victim Pronounced Dead After Arnold Car Crash: Police


The Anne Arundel County Police Department said 38-year-old Forrest Allen Ryan of Chester, Maryland was pronounced dead Monday in Arnold after a shooting and a car crash. A county police car is pictured above on another day. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

ARNOLD, MD - A shooting victim was pronounced dead after a Monday car crash in Arnold, police said.

Officers identified the victim as 38-year-old Forrest Allen Ryan of Chester, Maryland.

Authorities said they were called to the intersection of Kimwood Road and Driftwood Court around 10:10 p.m. for a crash.

Police said they found Ryan in the driver's seat of a black Porsche Cayenne SUV with an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body.

Officers said life-saving efforts were unsuccessful and Ryan was pronounced dead on the scene.

Authorities think Ryan's Porsche hit an unoccupied GMC SUV parked on the roadside head-on before hitting a tree just off the roadway.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department does not know how long before the crash Ryan was shot. 

It's unclear if the cause of death was the gunshot or the crash.

"That will be something the detectives will attempt to determine," police spokesperson Marc Limansky told Patch in an email. "The autopsy may glean some light on that aspect of the investigation."

The victim's remains were taken to the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

Homicide detectives are investigating. They think this was a targeted, not random, act of violence. 

Authorities did not release any suspect details.

Police asked anybody with information to call 410-222-4731. Tipsters can stay anonymous by dialing officers at 410-222-4700. 

Informants can also anonymously contact the Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587), visiting or using the P3 Tips mobile application. 

The Metro Crime Stoppers is a non-police organization that collects tips and shares them with detectives.

This map shows the area where authorities said they found the victim.

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