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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Press Statement: Mayor Buckley, "We Grieve the Loss of Deontrae Matthews"

Office of Mayor Gavin Buckley

City of Annapolis
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

For Immediate Release:
Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or

Mayor Gavin Buckley:
“We Grieve the Loss of Deontrae Matthews”

 “The City of Annapolis grieves the loss of another life with the death of Deontrae Matthews, 34, who was stabbed early Monday and later succumbed to his injuries. We mourn this loss alongside his family.

“We are working with the family to host a vigil at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 12 at Chambers Park to honor Mr. Matthews. The public will be invited to attend this event to spread the love and support his family at this difficult time.

“Mr. Matthews did not deserve to have his life ended in this way. He was a man in the prime of his life and he was loved.

“Annapolis Police detectives are working the case and have informed me that they are receiving cooperation and support from the community.

“We implore our residents to work to solve problems peaceably.”

Mayor Gavin Buckley, July 9, 2020                                                                  

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