An Annapolis man is in stable but serious condition after an early Saturday morning shooting near Bywater Road and Baywind Drive, Annapolis police said.
At about 1:33 a.m., Annapolis police officers responded to 1800 Copeland Street for reports of shots fired. Officers found Dominique Pratt, 26, wounded outside, police said.
He was transported to an area hospital for treatment in stable but serious condition, police said. Police did not have any further information on the incident.
Pratt was one of 22 people indicted on drug distribution charges last year in what Annapolis police described as a major operation to crack down on heroin dealers in the city and surrounding county neighborhoods.
At the time, police said Pratt’s and others’ arrests were the result of 54 undercover drug purchases done over a six-month period.
Police spokeswoman Sgt. Amy Miguez said it was one of two such investigations where undercover officers targeted Pratt with controlled drug buys. He was sentenced to a fully suspended prison term in 2016 after being found guilty of drug possession with intent to distribute, a felony, and a misdemeanor possession charge.
Prosecutors dropped the most recent charges against Pratt — including two felony drug offenses — in September, court records show. Miguez said police could not say the shooting was linked to the drug trade, but added the department will investigate it as a potential motive.
Police are asking anyone with information to call detectives at 410-260-3439 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP to submit an anonymous tip. If the tip leads to an arrest or indictment, the tipster may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.