Annapolis Police Arrest Millersville Man For Bens Drive Shootings

| October 29, 2013
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Lowell Tayon Hawkins

On October 28, 2013 at 11:10 p.m. Detectives from Annapolis Police Department arrested Lowell Hawkins, 23, of Millersville for the shooting of Marcus Johnson on Bens Drive on October 27.

On October 27, 2013 at 4:32 p.m. Annapolis police officers were dispatched to the unit block of Bens Drive for a shooting.  Lowell Hawkins, 23, of Millersville was located in a car on Forest Drive, suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso.  Marcus Johnson, 22, of Annapolis was located at the Eastport Fire Station on Bay Ridge Avenue, suffering from multiple shots to the legs and one in the back.  Both men were treated and released from Shock Trauma in Baltimore.

“Nobody is happy in the wake of a serious crime,” said Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop.  “But the good news is the Police Department worked tirelessly investigating and arresting a responsible suspect without delay.  Besides being an extremely proactive agency, we react urgently to effect necessary arrests to protect the community.  We know the community appreciates both aspects.”

Annapolis Mayor Joshua Cohen said, “I applaud the swift work of APD in making an arrest in this reckless and horrible shooting.  This senseless gun violence has no place in our community.  We will pursue every avenue to get the perpetrators of gun violence off our streets and make our neighborhoods safer.”

Hawkins was charged with twelve counts including attempted first degree murder and attempted second degree murder.  He is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond.

Police believe there still may be a third person involved and  anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tom Pyles at 410-268-9000 ext. 5765 or email tnpyles@annapolis.gov.

Source: Annapolis PD
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