Man, 32, shot in robbery attempt in Annapolis

Suspect arrested in separate shooting

December 02, 2007|By Julie Scharper and Justin Fenton | Julie Scharper and Justin Fenton,Sun reporters

A 32-year-old Annapolis man was shot twice in the Robinwood public housing complex after an apparent robbery attempt Friday night, an Annapolis police spokesman said.

About 8:30, police received calls from people who reported seeing four or five men approach the victim in the 1300 block of Tyler Ave. and order him to the ground, Officer Kevin Freeman said.

The victim, whom police did not identify, was taken by helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with gunshot wounds to the right thigh and left buttock, Freeman said.

No arrests had been made last night and police were continuing to investigate the shooting, Freeman said. Earlier this year, city officials unveiled a comprehensive plan to clean up the troubled Robinwood complex.

Just minutes before the shooting, Annapolis police arrested a 21-year-old Annapolis man in connection with a separate shooting that occurred Thursday morning in another public housing community.

Michael Cruz Concepcion was taken into custody without incident about 8 p.m. Friday after police received a tip that he was in an apartment in the 700 block of Newtowne Drive, where officers had responded to a report of shots fired about 11:15 a.m. on Thursday.

Though responding officers did not locate a victim, officials at Anne Arundel Medical Center reported that a man suffering from a gunshot had just come into the hospital. After investigating, police identified Concepcion as a suspect.

Concepcion faces charges of attempted first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, and handgun charges. He was being held without bail at the Anne Arundel Detention Center.

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