This is an update to a previous story about the January 23rd homicide in the Harbour House community in Eastport.
The victim of the homicide has been identified as Byren Cook, 24, of Annapolis.
While officers were providing first aid to the victim information was developed that the suspect in the shooting was inside a specific apartment in the 1200 block of Madison Street. Officers protected the area around the apartment, Detectives secured a search warrant, and the apartment was entered. Several people were inside the apartment including Marique Jackson, 18, of Annapolis. Through investigation detectives were able to identify Jackson as the shooter. Jackson is in police custody and will be charged with first degree murder and other related charges. Detectives were able to recover the suspected murder weapon and a gun that was found in the victim’s possession. A 15 year old female from Annapolis was charged on a juvenile citation with accessory after the fact and obstructing justice. She was released to a guardian.
“We are grateful for a speedy arrest and citizen cooperation leading to it, but there’s nothing to celebrate,” said Police Chief Michael Pristoop. “This senseless violence hurts our community, but we will continue to do everything to stop it.”
“I applaud the Annapolis Police Department’s prompt actions in the identification and arrest of the suspect,” Mayor Pantelides said. “This is one more example that criminals are not getting away with violent crimes in Annapolis, and that means our additional resources to combat crime are working.”
We urge anyone with information about this homicide to contact Detective Tom Pyles at 410-260-3439 or [email protected]. 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.
Annapolis Police Department