ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Police say a man has died from his injuries after being shot Tuesday night in Annapolis.
Just after 7:45 p.m., officers went to the unit block of Bens Dr. for reports of a shooting.
Responding officers found 27-year-old Kory Johnson suffering from a gunshot wound.
He was taken to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Annapolis Mayor Buckley released a statement Wednesday in response to the first murder since November 2017 in Annapolis.
“I am saddened and heartbroken to learn of the senseless violence that has taken a human life, Kory Johnson, in our city last night. The City of Annapolis’ condolences and prayers are with the families, neighbors, and children of Bay Ridge Gardens, who suffer the profound sense of powerlessness, loss, and fear that visits us when tragedy strikes. I join you in that sorrow.
Every homicide is a tragedy that traumatizes neighborhoods and the people who live there. We must continue to combat the root causes of crime to deliver on our goal to bring community safety to all Annapolitans.
Our efforts have always focused on interrupting violence now as it is occurring and preventing future violence, by investing in people and in communities. Our holistic approach of addressing the complex and multiple risk factors associated with violence in our communities has contributed to a significant decline in homicides this year. We are determined to continue building stronger relationships by improving the health and vitality of all our communities throughout Annapolis.
As the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. so eloquently reminded us, ‘Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.’ We will heal and we will move toward preventing the senseless act of taking another’s life.”
The investigation into this homicide is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (410) 260-3439.
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.