Third Suspect Charged in Connection with Annapolis Homicide Gets Arrested, Held Without Bond

The third person charged in connection with a homicide that occured in Annapolis last year has been arrested and held without bond. 

Jaonte Edward Coates, 32, was recently taken into custody on first degree murder and several additional charges related to the October 2021 shooting death of Cornell Scott-Young, a 22 year old man from Baltimore.  On June 28, 2022, a district court judge ordered Coates to remain held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center on a no bail status while awaiting trial, court records show.

Shortly after 1pm on October 14, 2021, officers were summoned to an area on Pleasant Street for a reported shooting.  A preliminary investigation revealed that when the officers arrived, one person was found with injuries consistent with being shot, police said.  The victim, later identified as Scott-Young, was transported to an area hospital where he later died.  

Approximately a month later, officials with the Annapolis Police Department announced the arrests of Shammond Taylor, 23 (not pictured), and Kenon Jackson, 21, for their involvement in the fatal shooting. The Maryland Judiciary Case Search says Taylor and Jackson are facing multiple charges, including first degree murder, and are both scheduled to go on trial in January 2023.