The 24-year-old cousin of the mayor of Annapolis and the cousin's 26-year-old alleged accomplice have been arrested and charged for attempted first and attempted second degree murder, first and second degree assault, use of a firearm in a violent crime, armed robbery, robbery, reckless endangerment and theft of less than $1,000. The charges stemmed from an alleged shooting and robbery that occurred back on Jan. 20, 2014.
According to officials, police responded to the scene after receiving a call about a man who was on Silopanna Road who had been shot. The victim stated that he had been walking along a footbridge when he was approached by two men, one of which had a gun while the other was branding a knife. After a brief fight with the two men, the victim stated that he felt pain and realized that he had been shot in the arm. The man was subesquently transported to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment of multiple gunshot wounds.
Although police did not offer an explanation as to how they connected the two men to the shooting and robbery, they were arrested this past Thursday, March 13, and currently remain behind bars at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in Annapolis without bail.
Violent crimes such as first and second degree murder can have severe consequences for those who receive a criminal conviction. An experienced Maryland criminal attorney can work with a defendant to try to reduce these types of charges and could help to ensure that the defendant is treated fairly throughout the legal process.
Source: The Baltimore Sun, "Annapolis mayor's cousin charged with attempted murder" Pamela Wood, Mar. 14, 2014