GoFund Created to Assist Family of Texas Woman Killed By Stray Bullet While at Hotel in Annapolis

A GoFundMe has been created to assist the family of a US Naval Academy Midshipman after his mother was killed by a stray bullet while a guest at the Guardian-Loews Hotel in Annapolis.

Annapolis Police Department identified the woman shot and killed as Michelle Jordan Cummings, 57, of Houston, Texas. Michelle was the proud mother of Leonard Cummings III, a 2021 graduate of the Naval Academy Preparatory School and incoming freshman for the Naval Academy Class of 2025.  

More than $33,000 has been raised as of 10:45pm on Monday, June 29. 

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On June 29th at 12:21 a.m., officers responded to Guardian Hotel, formerly Loews Hotel in the unit block of West Street for report of a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers arrived and located an adult female victim, later identified as Cummings. Officers and emergency medical services personnel attempted life saving measures, but Mrs. Cummings was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

A preliminary investigation reveals Ms. Cummings and her husband had dropped off their son for the Naval Academy induction. Officials say she was sitting on a patio area at the hotel and was not the intended target.  It is believed that the shots were fired on Pleasant Street and traveled a distance before striking her. 

This is an active and fluid investigation and we urge anyone with information about this incident to contact detectives at 410-260-3439. You can also call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP and submit an anonymous tip.  If your tip leads to an arrest or indictment you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.