More Gun Violence in Annapolis: Two Injured in Shooting on Melrob Court Hours Before Arrests Made in Eastport Shots Fired Incident
According to a police department press release, at approximately 2:30am on June 11, 2022, officers responded to an area hospital for two reported walk-in gunshot victims.
Officials said officers learned both victims were walking in the area of Melrob Court when approached by two male suspects. Both suspects were reportedly armed with their own firearms and approached the victims, in what was an apparent robbery attempt.
"A physical altercation ensued and one of the suspects discharged one round from their firearm grazing one victim in the arm. That one round continued striking the second victim in the chest," the press release stated. "Both victims sought shelter in the nearby apartment building as both suspects fled into the night in an unknown direction of travel."
Both victims were flown to R. Adams Cowley Shock trauma in Baltimore, police said.
Just a few hours later, officers responded to the 1000 block of President Street for reports of shots being fired. Upon arrival, shell casings were located in the roadway and a description of the suspects vehicle was broadcasted, according to the police department.
Authorities said officers located the vehicle in the 1400 block of Tyler Avenue, a handgun was recovered and at least two individuals were arrested.
David Stokes, the police department spokesperson, did not respond to multiple requests for additional information related to the arrested subjects. A source who spoke to Report Annapolis News on the condition of anonymity identified the individuals as Wardell Woodrow Weems III, 21, and William Delonte Hairston, 30.