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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Press Statement: Mayor Buckley on Last Night's Shooting

Mayor Gavin Buckley


Public Information Office

160 Duke of Gloucester Street

Annapolis, Maryland 21401

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

Statement by Mayor Buckley on Last Night’s Shooting 

Last night, City law enforcement and public safety staff completed an active assailant simulation exercise. The training was focused on keeping personnel properly trained for the worst kind of event. We deployed resources, practiced with dozens of volunteers and spent time after the event to evaluate it all and learn what we can do better during an active assailant incident.

Unfortunately, as we left the exercise at the end of the night, two people in the Robinwood Community were shot. The two victims self transported to an area hospital and were treated for non-life threatening injuries. Every shooting could be a homicide and every shooting creates a ripple effect of fear and trauma in our most vulnerable neighborhoods.

I have spoken with Annapolis Police Chief Edward Jackson about last night’s incident as well as the two other shootings last week (shots fired on Monday and a homicide and injury on Wednesday). Police are actively investigating and working the case. We seek the community’s cooperation.

I urge all residents of our City to help police with information and please, stop the violence.

  • Gavin Buckley
    City of Annapolis
    December 12, 2019

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