Annapolis Police: Man Arrested During Traffic Stop in Connection with Robbery, Shooting Incidents
According to a press statement released by the Annapolis Police Department, officers responded to an area hospital for a reported walk-in gunshot victim on June 11, at approximately 2:30am. A second victim was later located by detectives, police said. "Officers learned both victims were walking in the Melrob Court area when they were approached by a male suspect," department officials wrote in the press release. "The suspect was armed with a handgun, approached the victims, and demanded cash and cell phones."
Officials said a physical altercation ensued and the suspect discharged one round from their firearm striking one victim in the abdomen and the other victim in his arm. Both victims reportedly sought shelter in a nearby apartment building as the suspect fled in a unknown direction.
"On the evening of June 11, patrol officers conducted a traffic stop on President Street near Hoover Street and identified the driver as De'Lass Reid, age 25, of Annapolis," the press release continued. "Reid was arrested for a driver's license violation. While searching Reid, after being placed under arrest, officers found a loaded handgun on his person."
Reid is prohibited from possessing any firearms or ammunition, and through further investigation, he was linked to an armed robbery that occurred on May 28th and was charged accordingly, the Annapolis Police Department said.
"Additional investigation, including evidence reviews and interviews, revealed that Reid also committed the shooting and armed robbery that occurred on Melrob Court on June 11," police stated.
Court records confirm an arrest warrant was issued for Reid on July 1, and was arrested at Jennifer Road Detention Center, where he has been in custody since his arrest on June 11. He has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and thirteen other related charges and is being held without bond.