On 10/23/22 at approximately 6:11pm, officers responded to Anne Arundel Medical Center for a reported shooting that occurred in the 1300 block of Tyler Ave, Annapolis. The victim who was identified as an adult male was in the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue when he was shot in the lower torso. The victim was driven to the hospital by his girlfriend where he received treatment for non life threatening injuries. There is no further information to release at this time, more information will be released as it becomes available and appropriate to release.
On 10/24/22 at 10:38am, officers received a report of a male suspect in a vehicle being operated on Chinquapin Round Road near West Street displaying a handgun to the occupants of another vehicle. The suspect was identified as Rhysjuan Turner, 17, of Annapolis, and officers obtained an arrest warrant charging him as an adult with illegal possession of a handgun and driving without a license.
On 10/26/22, Turner was arrested on the warrant and transported to the Annapolis Police Department for booking. Detectives had information indicating that Turner was a suspect in the shooting that occurred on 10/23/22 in the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue. While Turner was in custody, Detectives were able to gather enough evidence to charge Turner with the shooting. Turner was charged with attempted first and second degree murder and eight related charges. He is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond.
“I’m so proud of the detectives and officers who worked quickly to bring charges against the perpetrator,” said Annapolis Police Chief Edward Jackson. “Violent crimes like this affect the whole community and are devastating to the victims and their families. We commend our partners in the community who help us hold these reckless people accountable.”
Mayor Gavin Buckley added, “This showcases not only great police work, it also represents a new level of community trust and cooperation – both key goals for Chief Jackson and his team. Our police are solving crimes thanks to a renewed and effective approach to community policing which is helping them prevent and solve crimes. For the year 2022, the Annapolis homicide rate (one) is at a seven-year low and with record-setting weapons seizures alongside partnerships with state and federal law enforcement, our police officers are delivering measurable improvements in public safety for our residents. I thank Chief Jackson and our entire public safety team.”
Detectives are investigating this shooting. 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.
Submitting Anonymous Tips to Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland
Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland is an organization separate from the Annapolis Police Department. When you phone in or submit your Annapolis crime tip online or through the P3 Tips smartphone app Metro Crime Stoppers receives your tip anonymously and only forwards your tip information to the Annapolis Police Department. No identifying information is ever forwarded to us. Metro Crime Stoppers uses a special coding system to protect your identity, they do not use Caller ID or record telephone conversations. If your tip leads to the arrest or indictment of a person for a felony you could qualify for up to a $2,000 cash reward from Metro Crime Stoppers. You can submit a tip by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587), visiting www.metrocrimestoppers.org, or through the P3 Tips smartphone app. The app can be found in the Apple or Android app stores by searching for P3 Tips.
You can also call a tip into us directly at 410-280-CLUE (2583).