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APD Media Release 10/28/13

UPDATE - Two Men Shot on Bens Drive

On October 27, 2013 at 4:32 p.m. Annapolis police officers were dispatched to the unit block of Bens Drive for a shooting.  Two victims were located elsewhere, both having left Bens Drive. 

Lowell Hawkins, 23, of Millersville was located in a car on Forest Drive, suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso.  Marcus Johnson, 22, of Annapolis was located at Eastport Fire Station on Bay Ridge Avenue, suffering from multiple shots to the legs and one in the back.  Both victims were transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore.   The injuries to both victims are not considered life threatening.

Preliminary investigations suggest a crowd formed around a fight in front of one of the apartment buildings on Bens Drive.  An unknown subject started firing into the crowd and struck Hawkins and Johnson. 

Officers are investigating the circumstances of the shooting.  Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tom Pyles at 410-268-9000 ext. 5765 or email


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