Glen Burnie Man, 18, Fatally Shot In Annapolis: Police
ANNAPOLIS, MD - A Glen Burnie man was fatally shot Friday in Annapolis, police said.
Officers identified the victim as Tre'on Hunt, 18. Authorities said he died at the scene.
The Annapolis Police Department said it was called to the 1900 block of Copeland Street at 2:09 p.m. Officers said they could not find the shooter(s).
Annapolis Police Chief Edward Jackson said detectives are reviewing film and interviewing potential witnesses. Jackson did not have any leads on motives or suspects as of a Friday evening press conference.
This is the second recent shooting on that block.
Officers said 16-year-old Robert Clark was fatally shot and an unidentified 17-year-old boy was hospitalized during a double shooting there on July 27.
Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley called 2023 a "terrible year."
Buckley issued a plea to "the young people that are involved in this kind of violence."
"I'm begging you to stop because you are ruining the communities that you live in," Buckley said at the press conference. "Please, think of your grandma, your granddad, your brothers, your sisters, your mothers and fathers. You're causing trauma in the community that you're from, and nobody deserves to live in this kind of violence. It's senseless."
Buckley also vowed to find the shooter.
"We will find you," the mayor said. "Your life will be ruined. You have ruined lives of the families that are victims of this. It's a cycle that has to stop."
District 4 Alderwoman Sheila Finlayson lives near where the shooting happened.
Finlayson said Annapolis has "an awesome police force," but it doesn't have enough officers to patrol every corner.
She asked residents to "convince their kids that there is light, there is reason to live, there's something better for them than thinking that their lives will be ended and they live recklessly."
"Let's help them to see that their lives are valuable and we want them to stay in our city and we are willing to help them find meaningful employment to find things that will keep them engaged and help them to be viable members of our community," Finlayson said at the conference. "Help us convince the young people that we want them to live."
Police are still investigating.
Anybody with information can call officers at 410-268-4141. Tipsters can stay anonymous by dialing 410-280-CLUE (410-280-2583).
The Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland offered up to a $2,000 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest or an indictment on felony charges. The Metro Crime Stoppers is a non-police organization that collects tips and shares them with detectives.
Informants can anonymously contact the Metro Crime Stoppers by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587), visiting metrocrimestoppers.org or using the P3 Tips mobile application.
This map shows the area where officers said the shooting happened.
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