(SALISBURY, MD) – Maryland State Police homicide investigators have arrested one suspect and are continuing their efforts to identify others involved in the murder of a Wicomico County man early Saturday morning.
The suspect is identified as Ryan C. Holden, 20, of Salisbury, Md. After consultation with the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office, Holden was charged with first degree murder, second degree murder, first degree assault, and use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime. He is currently being held in the Wicomico County Detention Center.
Holden is charged in connection with the murder of Anthony Cropper, 57, of Salisbury, Md. Cropper was shot just after 1:00 a.m. on June 10th, after he answered a knock at the door of a friend’s home and exchanged words with several individuals.
Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators, assisted by the State Police Criminal Enforcement Division and the Salisbury Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, conducted numerous interviews and developed evidence and information that led to the identification of Holden as a suspect. After a review of evidence by the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office, State Police homicide investigators applied for and obtained an arrest warrant for Holden.
Holden was arrested by members of the Maryland State Apprehension Team at this residence at about 9:00 p.m. on June 10th. He was arrested without incident.
Evidence and information indicate others were involved in this homicide. State Police investigators continue to urge anyone with information about those involved in Cropper’s murder to contact police immediately at either the State Police Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101, or the Salisbury PD at 410-548-3165. Callers may remain anonymous. Information may also be provided confidentially on-line at salisburypd.com