(Pasadena, MD) WNAV – It was around midnight today (March 8, 2022) when officers went to a home in the 8600 block of New Bedford Harbour in Pasadena. There was a call reporting that there were two deceased adults at the residence.
Detectives collected evidence of gunfire from the home. Police say that the initial investigation indicates it is a case of murder-suicide.
They believe the husband shot his wife and then turned the weapon on himself. The husband is identified as 39-year-old Dajuan Jennings and his wife is identified as 42-year-old Neka Natalie Jennings.
Autopsies are being performed at the Chief Medical Examiner’s office.
Anyone who may have information for detectives is asked to contact Homicide investigators.
To date for the 2022 year in Anne Arundel County, there are three cases of homicide.
A new report by BackgroundChecks.org looks at gun-related deaths throughout the United States. There were 13.5 gun-related deaths for every 100,000 Maryland residents in 2020.
Over the past three years, more than three in four U.S. homicides (76.4%) involved a gun, while more than half of suicides (51.2%) were gun-related. Among all U.S. states, Maryland has the 18th lowest gun-related death rate. The overall trend for gun related homicides and suicides continues an upward trajectory.