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Annapolis Police Department
Media Release

Police Department
Paul Herman
Acting Chief of Police

External Affairs Officer

Nicole Vaden

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 UPDATE-Police Investigating Homicide
On June 7th at 9:19 p.m. we received a call reporting shots fired on Forest Drive near Newtowne Drive. Officers arrived and discovered a single vehicle collision at Forest Drive and South Cherry Grove Avenue. One adult male occupant of the vehicle was struck by gunfire and died from his injuries. There is no further information at this time.   
Forest Drive remains closed around the area of South Cherry Grove Avenue and is expected to remain closed for some time.
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.  
The victim of the homicide has been identified as Edward Montre Seay, 32, of Chester. Detectives are actively investigating this incident and we urge anyone with information to contact them at 410-260-3439. You can also contact Detective Shomar Johnson at Submit anonymous tips through Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. If your tip leads to an arrest or indictment you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
UPDATE- June 20
Detectives continue their investigation into the homicide that occurred on June 7 on Forest Dr near Newtowne Dr.
On June 20th Detectives located and arrested James Esau Davis III, age 30 of Baltimore, in relation to this case. Davis has been charged with first degree murder and other related offenses. He is currently being held without bond.
The Annapolis Police Department would like to thank the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Anne Arundel County Police Department, and the Baltimore City Police Department for their assistance with this case.
This is an active and fluid investigation. If you have any information about this homicide please call our detectives at 410-260-3439 or provide an anonymous tip by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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, or through the P3 Tips smartphone app. The app can be found in the Apple or Android app stores by searching for P3 Tips.
If Your Tip to the Hotline Leads to an Arrest and Indictment of the Individuals that Committed the Above Crimes, You may be Eligible for a Cash Reward of Up to $2,000!!!
If you have information on the above crime contact:
Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline Toll Free 1-866-7LOCKUP.
You can also provide information confidentially online through
or through the P3 Tips smartphone app
Calls are NOT Recorded AND Callers Remain Anonymous

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