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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Tuesday Town Hall on Gun Violence After Weekend Murder

Mayor Gavin Buckley


Public Information Office

160 Duke of Gloucester Street

Annapolis, Maryland 21401


 Media Contact: Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or

Tuesday Town Hall on Gun Violence

Weekend Shooting on Clay Street Prompts Ward Two Alderman Fred Paone
 to Host Town Hall Meeting at First Baptist Church at 7 p.m.

ANNAPOLIS, MD (October 19, 2020) – Ward Two Alderman Fred Paone will host a Town Hall meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20 at First Baptist Church at 31 West Washington Street in Annapolis. The Town Hall is in response to a shooting that killed a man and wounded three others early Sunday morning. 

Other elected officials and community leaders will include Mayor Gavin Buckley, Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell Charles, Annapolis Police Chief Edward Jackson, the Caucus of African American Leaders, Anne Arundel County NAACP, United Black Clergy and others. 

This will be a session to listen to the community and answer questions. 

The public is invited to attend. The event is free. People are asked to practice all COVID-safe practices, including physical distancing of at least six feet and wearing a mask at all times. Hand sanitizer will be available.

For information, please contact Ald. Paone at 443-223-8769.

Details on the Shooting from the Annapolis Police Briefing on Sunday: On October 18th at approximately 12:11 am officers responded to the 100 block of Clay Street for several reports of shots fired. Upon arrival officers located an adult male in the rear of the residence suffering from injuries consistent with being shot. The victim was identified as 28-year-old Shawn McGowan of Baltimore. He died from his injuries. Three additional victims suffering from gunshot wounds were located inside of a residence. Those victims have been identified and are being treated for their injuries at local hospitals. Two of the victims have been identified as 17-year-old females from Annapolis and the other has been identified as 26 year old Tijee Bennett also of Annapolis. Detectives are investigating this incident. This is an active and fluid investigation and we urge anyone with information about this incident to contact our detectives at 410-260-3439. You can also call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP and submit an anonymous tip.  If your tip leads to an arrest or indictment you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.  

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