Annapolis Police arrested a 23-year-old Millersville man on attempted first- and second-degree murder and assault charges, for a shooting that sent one man to the hospital earlier this month, police said Wednesday.
David Antonio Mayen is accused by police of shooting a man in the chest during the afternoon of June 2 outside a beauty salon at a busy shopping center in the 1900 block of Fairfax Road in Annapolis. Emergency medical services treated the injured man at the scene around 12:15 p.m. before airlifting him to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, where his medical condition became stable. Mayen is also charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment and handgun offenses.
Witnesses on the scene told investigators that Mayen was getting his hair cut at Gilma’s Beauty Salon and stood up from his chair when the victim of the shooting, a 26-year-old man, arrived outside, police wrote in charging papers. The two greeted each other outside of the salon before Mayen drew a handgun and fired three times, striking the man once, police wrote, noting that Mayen fled to another shopping center as the injured man fled into the salon.
Police filed charges and obtained an arrest warrant for Mayen on the day of the shooting, identifying him when his barber provided detectives with his phone number and nickname, police wrote, also adding that he was recognizable in surveillance footage from the scene.
Mayen was located and arrested by police on Wednesday, and on Thursday morning was ordered by Anne Arundel District Judge John P. McKenna to be held without bond.
In 2020, Mayenwas sentenced to 18 months in jail, suspended down from 10 years, after he pleaded guilty to robbery in connection with the beating of a food delivery driver in Annapolis in 2019. An Anne Arundel Circuit Court judge issued a warrant for his arrest this April after he was accused of violating his probation conditions in that case, and he is being held as he awaits a court date for that violation.
Mayen is being represented by the Office of the Public Defender. He is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond.