County Police Makes Arrest in Connection With Glen Burnie Fatal Shooting of Robert Randall Turner III

Homicide detectives with the Anne Arundel County Police Department have made an arrest in connection with the shooting death of a 35-year old man.

On Monday, March 1, 2021 at approximately 7:59 p.m., officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to the 7500 block of Baleen Court, Glen Burnie, Maryland for a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male shooting victim lying inside a doorway. Officers immediately began to render first aid until relieved by fire department personnel. The victim, identified as thirty-five-year-old Robert Randall Turner III from the 4900 block of Morrison Court, Curtis Bay, Maryland was transported to a local hospital. Medical personnel performed life saving measures but Mr. Turner succumbed to his injuries. 

While on scene responding officers obtained information on the identity of the shooter as well as a clothing description. Officers quickly converged on the area and located the suspect. Officers were able to take the suspect into custody without further incident and recovered two loaded firearms on his person. The suspect, identified as Cortez Sherrod Artis (pictured above), a twenty-six year old male from the 3900 block of Belvieu Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, was taken to a district police station.

Artis was charged with the First and Second Degree Murder of Robert Turner. The facts of the investigation leads investigators to believe this was a targeted incident and not a random act of violence, according to police officials.