April 24, 2024
Annapolis, US 60 F

Annapolis Mayor’s cousin charged with attempted murder

Savvas Pantelides

On January 20th at 10pm officers responded to the area of 20 Silopanna Road for a report of an armed robbery. When they arrived they located Brett Shumaker, 32, of Harwood seated on the roadway suffering from gun shot wounds. Shumaker was walking on the footbridge in the area when he was approached by two men. One of the men pointed a firearm at Shumaker and demanded his belongings. The other man displayed a knife. Shumaker fought the suspect with a knife. While fighting he heard the gun being fired and felt a pain in his right arm. Shumaker ran from the area seeking help. Shumaker was shot multiple times and transported to Baltimore Shock Trauma for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. On January 24th Shumaker was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of CDS with intent to distribute, three counts of possession of CDS, and three counts of possession of CDS paraphernalia for items recovered at the time of the shooting. Shumaker was released by the District Court Commissioner on his own recognizance.

Through investigation Annapolis Police Department detectives determined that Maurice Hall, 26, of Annapolis and Savvas Pantelides, 24, of Annapolis are connected with this incident. On March 13th both Hall and Pantelides were arrested and charged with attempted first and second degree murder, first and second degree assault, use of a firearm in a violent crime, armed robbery, robbery, theft less than $1,000 and conspiracy to commit attempted first and second degree murder, first and second degree assault, use a firearm in a violent crime, armed robbery, robbery, reckless endangerment, and theft less than $1,000. Hall and Pantelides are both being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond. Anyone with information about this shooting is urged to contact Detective Michael Prout at 410-268-9000 ext. 7209 or [email protected].

The mayor’s office has confirmed that Pantelides is indeed the mayor’s cousin but is offering no further comment.

Eye on Annapolis has learned that acting city attorney, Tim Murnane, was present at the police station and with Pantelides. City spokeswoman Rhonda Bentley-Wardlaw told us that Murnane was not acting on behalf of the city.

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