Sunday, February 17, 2008

2008 3rd Homicide

The date in the press release is the wrong one, because February 18th hasn't happened yet, but the point is made:

Date: February 17th, 2008
Release Time: 06:45 AM

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On February 18th, 2008 at approximately 12:30 AM, Annapolis
Police Dispatch received a report of shots fired in the 1300 block of Tyler
Avenue. Upon officers’ arrival, a victim was found suffering from a gunshot
wound(s) inside a car. He was identified as a white male from Severna Park. He
was flown to Shock - Trauma in Baltimore, where he succumbed to his injuries at
approximately 430 AM. His identity is being withheld at this time pending family

No suspects or motive are known at this time. The
investigation is still in the active initial stages, and further information is
either not available or not appropriate for release. This is the third homicide
in Annapolis for 2008. ( The first two were a double homicide on January 18th at
Bens Drive )

Further information will be disseminated in this same
manner when available and appropriate. Updates are also posted on the web at

The shooting took place in Robinwood (public housing), which is not unusual. The racial element of the crime, however, is unique. All of the homicides in 2007 involved black perpetrators and black victims. This is the first white victim of a homicide since I have been paying attention.

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