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Scott Baker
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Sergeant Amy Miguez                                                              
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Shooting Reported in Annapolis

On August 7th at 9:01 p.m. officers responded to the 1700 block of Forest Drive for a report of shots fired. Officers arrived and located a male victim, employed as a security guard at a business in the area. The man had a graze wound to his chest from a bullet. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his non-life threatening injury.
Detectives are investigating this incident. At this time it appears two groups of men outside exchanged gun fire. The victim, who was also outside, was grazed by a bullet. It is unknown at this time if the victim was an intended target. The suspects are not known at this time. This is an active and fluid investigation and we urge anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Chuck Bealefeld at 443-986-5561. 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.  
Through investigation, detectives have identified Nelson Poston, 15, of Annapolis and Kareem Davis, 17, of Washington, DC, as suspects in this shooting. On August 8th officers located Poston and Davis at homes in Annapolis. Both were arrested and charged as adults with attempted first degree murder and other related charges. Davis is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond and Poston is currently awaiting his initial hearing before the District Court Commissioner.
At this time, detectives believe that Poston and Davis were together in the 1700 block of Forest Drive. They encountered another group of male subjects and Poston took out a handgun and began shooting at them. It is not clear if Davis or the other group had weapons. Poston and Davis started to flee the area. When they ran past the security guard, Poston turned in the guard’s direction and fired at him, grazing his chest. Several search warrants were executed at homes in Annapolis and one handgun was recovered.
“We work hard every day to keep people safe in our city,” said Chief Scott Baker. “When a 15 year old is the alleged shooter, it shows that we, meaning all of us, have more work to do. With that being said, we will work tirelessly to put people in jail who commit these senseless acts.”
This is an active and fluid investigation. If you have any information about this shooting, please call Detective Chuck Bealefeld at 443-986-5561 or provide an anonymous tip by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP.

ARRESTED - Nelson Poston, 15, of Annapolis
ARRESTED - Nelson Poston, 15, of Annapolis
ARRESTED - Kareem Davis, 17, of Washington DC
ARRESTED - Kareem Davis, 17, of Washington DC
Statement from Acting Mayor Ross Arnett on August 8 Shooting
Annapolis, MD (8-8-18) – City Councilman Ross Arnett, who is acting mayor while Mayor Gavin Buckley is on vacation this week, issued the following statement regarding the shooting that occurred on August 7 on Forest Drive:
“The City’s thoughts are with the victim of last evening’s shooting, a security guard just doing his job to protect customers. I commend Annapolis Police Chief Scott Baker and his law enforcement team for the swift arrest of two individuals related to the shooting on Forest Drive. Despite a steady decrease in crime in our city over the years, we must take every violent crime seriously and ensure that we are doing our best to bring justice to the victims and communities affected by these shootings. These arrests will undoubtedly lead to additional actions by our police that can help stop the violence in our communities. 
Last year, the City recorded the second lowest overall crime numbers since 1975 and to this date, comparing 2017 to 2018, there has a 20 percent decrease in overall crime in the City and a 33 percent decrease in shootings. We remain vigilant and continue to work together with all communities to ensure each other’s safety.”   

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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, 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).
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