June 12, 2024
Annapolis, US 72 F

Annapolis Triple Homicide Update

The Annapolis Police Department held a second press conference this afternoon at 1:25 pm to update the media on the triple homicide which occurred last night on Paddington Place.

Governor Moore, County Executive Pittman, Mayor Buckley, Senator Elfreth, Delegate Henson, ALderwoman Pindell-Charles, Alderman Savidge, Captain Howard, and Captain Klinedinst were in attendance.

The Governor, County Executive, and Mayor all offered remarks and offered support to the families of those slain and to the neighborhood.

Chief Edward Jackson porivided the following updates:

  • The three deceased were Nicholas Mireles, 55, of Odenton; Mario Antonio, Mireles Ruiz, 27, of Annapolis; and Christian Marlon Segovia, 25, of Annapolis. The three other injured (2 males and one female) are in stable condition in an area trauma center.
  • The person of interest has been charged with three counts of 2nd Degree Murder, three counts of 1st Degree Assault, and the use of a handgun in the commission of a crime. He has been identified as a 43-year-old male residing three homes down from the shooting scene. He is being held on a no-bond status.
  • The shooting may have stemmed from a parking dispute.
  • The FBI is on-site to “process the scene.” the ATF is on-site to collect the gun evidence, and the US Marshals are also on the scene, but Chief Jackson did not explain their role.
  • They recovered two weapons. One was a semi-automatic handgun, and another was a long gun. The Chief declined to speculate if the guns were legally acquired, and he declined to identify the specific make or model.
  • The suspect surrendered to police and was taken into custody without incident.
  • Chief Jackson stated that Annapolis is one of the safest Cities in the area.
  • The State, County, and City will offer all resources available to the victims’ families and the neighborhood to help them heal.

The were several questions from the media after the Chief’s statement:

  • Motive? No motive has been established. The Chief said that they have not connected anything to the homicide, but that they know something happened.
  • The suspect lives in close proximity, but APD declined to provide the address. Property records indicate that he resided with his parents in a home three doors away.
  • Last night, APD suspected that shots may have been exchanged. Today, according to the FBNI, they do not believe that to be the case.
  • All indications support that the suspect remained on his property while shooting.
  • Chief Jackson would not elaborate if the suspect reloaded his weapon(s).
  • When asked if this was a hate crime, Jackson said he did now know, but if it was determined to be a hate crime, the case would go to Federal court.
  • The APD has not had any previous encounters with the suspect.
  • Mireles and Mireles Ruiz were father and son.

NOTE: In March of 2022, we adopted a policy of not naming suspects or publishing booking photos. You can read about that decision here. There are plenty of other sources to provide both.

You can watch the entire press conference here along with the comments from the Governor, County Executive, and Mayor.

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