Local Man Receives Lengthy Sentence in Connection with Shooting, Robbery in Annapolis

A local man has been sentenced in connection with a shooting and a robbery that occured in Annapolis last summer. 

Yesterday, De'Lass Reid, age 25, of Annapolis, was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty in December to first degree assault related to the June 2022 shooting.

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. "Reid was armed with a handgun, approached the victims, and demanded cash and cell phones."

Officials said a physical altercation ensued and Reid discharged one round from his 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 Reid 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 Reid," 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." 

Through further investigation, Reid was linked to an armed robbery that occurred on May 28, 2022, and was charged accordingly, the Annapolis Police Department said. He also entered a guilty plea in connection with the robbery, and was sentenced to a 15 year suspended sentence and 5 years of probation.