Double Shooting In Annapolis Kills 16-Year-Old, Victim's Name Released: Police


The Annapolis Police Department announced Tuesday that 16-year-old Robert Clark was the boy killed on July 27 in the 1900 block of Copeland Street. A city police car is pictured above on another day. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

ANNAPOLIS, MD - Police on Tuesday released the name of a 16-year-old boy killed in a double-shooting last month in Annapolis.

Officers identified the late victim as Robert Clark. The other teenage victim survived.

Authorities still don't know who shot the boys. No suspects were found.

"This kind of disregard for the lives of people in our neighborhoods must stop," Annapolis Police Chief Edward Jackson said in a press release. "We are with city agencies and community partners to find and arrest those committing these deadly and reckless crimes."

Police said the shooting happened July 27 around 10:19 p.m. in the 1900 block of Copeland Street.

Officers on foot patrol around Newtowne Drive said they heard a "substantial amount of shots fired coming from the area of Copeland Street."

First responders said they found the victim on the ground and could not bring him back to life.

"Every homicide represents loss and grief to a family and our community," Mayor Gavin Buckley said in the release. "We can not allow this dangerous and disturbing behavior to continue in our city."

Authorities said they also found a 17-year-old boy in the 1900 block of Copeland Street with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. 

Medics flew him to shock trauma with critical injuries, the release said.

"With our Summer Crime Plan in effect, our officers are working hard to protect our communities and suppress the violence plaguing our streets," Jackson said. "But we also need help from those in the community to help us identify criminals carrying and using guns."

Buckley doubled down on this community policing plan.

 "In addition to the summer Crime Plan implemented by the APD, the City will continue investing in the No Harm violence prevention program," the mayor said. "I have also asked my team to organize a meeting with the ADP, other City officials, and community partners to develop a coordinated, long-term response. Community safety and crime prevention is not achieved through one person or organization alone - it is up to all of us."

The Annapolis Police Department is still investigating.

Anybody with information can call officers at 410-268-4141. Tipsters can stay anonymous by dialing 410-280-CLUE (410-280-2583).

The Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland offered up to a $2,000 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest or an indictment on felony charges. The Metro Crime Stoppers is a non-police organization that collects tips and shares them with detectives.

Informants can anonymously contact the Metro Crime Stoppers by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587), visiting or using the P3 Tips mobile application.

This map shows the area where officers said the shooting happened. 

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