Baltimore man who died in police shooting named suspect in biker slaying

A man whose name was widely reported as the suspect in the killing of a suburban Baltimore bicycle shop owner has been identified as a former member of the Outlaws biker gang, the Baltimore Sun reported.

After a brief pursuit on Tuesday, Matthew Austin Holloway was fatally shot in a wooded area in Carroll County. He was wanted for the Sunday shooting death of Rocky Riddle, a biker with the Hatfield biker gang, but was not on the suspect list released by police, The Sun reported.

Authorities have said that Holloway and a couple of his associates were found shot to death in a cornfield, but officials at the time said they did not think the killing was related to the biker violence that has left three people dead in six months.

Holloway did not have criminal convictions but in 2012 received a suspended prison sentence for a misdemeanor drug possession charge, records show.

Dennis Warren, special agent in charge for the U.S. Marshals Service in Maryland, told the Sun that police were withholding details of the investigation in order to preserve possible witnesses.

Another man who was in the cornfield where Holloway was found was wounded and taken to a hospital. His condition was not known. The Times of Northwest Maryland said the victim was in stable condition and waived his rights to criminal prosecution by consent.

According to his obituary, Holloway died Sunday. Holloway’s girlfriend, Janet K. Butler, described him as “lovable, generous, and always full of life.” She said he was “still grieving” over the death of his brother.

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