UPDATED: Taxi driver critical after being shot in Bay Ridge Gardens Apartments, police make arrest

| December 29, 2016

UPDATE 7:59am 12/30/2016 from APD:

Johnson was arrested on December 27th by Anne Arundel County Police for a stolen auto and released.

Officers responded to Forest Hills Av and Bricin St for a report of a shooting and located a Green Taxi Cab. The 56 year old male driver of the cab had been shot in the unit block of Bens Dr. Officers responded to Bens Dr and located a man who was wanted on a warrant for an unrelated crime. While arresting the man Davonte Johnson, 18, of Annapolis attempted to push past officers to interfere with the arrest. Johnson refused to obey orders to back away and was arrested. The investigation into the shooting continued and Johnson was identified as the shooter. Johnson was charged with attempted first degree murder and 12 other charges related to the shooting. He is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond. The victim was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and is in critical but stable condition. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective John Murphy at 410-260-3439 or [email protected]. You can also submit anonymous tips through Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP.


UPDATE 8:25pm from APD:

Release Date:  12/29/16

On Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 5:51 p.m. Officers from the Annapolis Police Department responded to Forest Hills Dr. and Bricin St. in Annapolis for a report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, officers located a Green Taxi Cab.  The driver of the cab was discovered suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.    

 

The 56 year old male victim was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he is listed in critical condition.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective John Murphy at 410-260-3439 or [email protected].


A  taxi driver was flown to shock-trauma in Baltimore this evening with critical, life-threatening injuries.

Just before 6pm, Annapolis Police responded to the intersection of Forest Hills Avenue and Bay Ridge Avenue for a shooting victim.  The victim was driving a cab for ABC Green Taxi based in Annapolis. Police have said that the actual shooting occurred in the Unit Block of Bens Drive.

After the victim was flown to the hospital, helicopters circled the area, presumably searching for a suspect. This story is developing and will be updated as additional information is made available. The current condition of the victim is unknown and the name of the victim has not been released.

Annapolis is struggling with a record-high 10 murders this year, six of which have been solved.

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