Police on Annapolis Brooke Court have identified the shooting victim Saturday.
Davon Jones, 25, of Dunkirk, died after he was found shot in his vehicle at about 4:30 p.m., the Annapolis Police Department said in a statement Sunday.
Police are investigating the shooting as a homicide, the city’s eighth of the year.
Annapolis had only one homicide last year and nine total between 2011 and 2015, according to Annapolis Police Department data.
The police department did not release any information Sunday beyond the victim’s name, age and place of residence.
In a statement Saturday, police said officers responded to the 800 block of Brooke Court for several reports of shots fired.
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When officers arrived, they found a vehicle with an injured man inside.
The victim, Jones, was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.
Brooke Court, a cul-de-sac lined with apartment buildings, branches off from Newtowne Drive, where gunfire has been reported several times this year.
It is part of the Newtowne 20 community, according to the website for the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis.
One of the incidents involved the Jan. 30 shooting death of Baltimore resident Jordan Davis, 20, the city’s first homicide of the year.
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Carlos Rodriguez Simms, 20, of Annapolis was charged with murder in the shooting.
A March shooting in the area of Brooke and Betsy courts led police to charge Kelvin Bias, 30, of Annapolis, with attempted murder.
Less than a month later, Brooke Court was the scene of another incident involving shot fired. Two occupied vehicles in the area were shot, but no one was injured, police said.
Residents were invited to a community public safety meeting in May to discuss what Alderwoman Sheila Finlayson described at the time as “escalating” crime in the Newtown Drive area.
The meeting included residents from the nearby Woodside Gardens apartments, Newtowne 20 public housing, Rider’s Glen and Homes at the Glen.
The violence has continued since then, including the July 18 shooting of a man who was sitting in a car on Newtowne Drive. A woman was shot in the arm outside the Woodside Gardens apartment complex on Aug. 2.
Both victims’ injuries were not life-threatening.
The Annapolis Police Department is asking anyone with information on Saturday’s shooting to call department detectives at 410-260-3439. People can also call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-877-7LOCKUP and leave an anonymous tip.
The department said those who provide tips that lead to arrests or indictments may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.