Annapolis Police Department's Cpl. Amy Miquez talks about the double shooting that occurred in the 1100 block of Madison Street on Wednesday in Annapolis. (Phil Davis / Capital Gazette)
A 25-year-old Annapolis man has been charged with first- and second-degree murder in connection with a shooting in Annapolis that left one man dead.
Barnabas Offer Jr. was charged Monday in connection with the shooting death of Michael Covert, 36, of Annapolis. Covert and a 41-year-old woman were shot Sept. 20 near the Eastport Terrace apartment complex, and Covert died from his injuries the next day.
While Covert died last week, prosecutors with the State's Attorney's Office were waiting for his death to be ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner before pressing additional charges.
Offer has also been charged with attempting to kill a third person related to the incident, as police said he shot at another person but missed. He faces additional attempted first and second degree murder charges along with the new murder charges.
Offer was one of three people arrested by police in connection with the shooting.
Police said security camera footage captured the shooting and led to the arrests. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at 7:49 p.m. in the 1100 block of Madison Street, near Eastport Terrace.
They found Covert and the woman nearby suffering from gunshot wounds. Video footage of the area showed a man later identified as Offer coming out of an Eastport Terrace apartment. He walked around the community recreation center and "confronted the victims firing multiple shots," police wrote in charging documents filed in District Court.
The footage also showed Offer holding the gun after the shooting and meeting with another man in front of the complex, police said. The two walked into an apartment, came out briefly and then ran back inside once police started to arrive at the scene, police wrote.
When two people came out to surrender, they were identified as Delvonta Ellis Wright, 25, of Severn, and Craig Belt, 30, of Annapolis.
After obtaining a search warrant, police said they found a loaded, stolen handgun inside the apartment. Police said they do not know if the semiautomatic Berretta 92F was used in the shooting.