Slain man, teenage suspect were acquainted, Annapolis police say


A 20-year-old Annapolis man who was fatally shot Tuesday night and a 15-year-old boy accused in his death were among three armed males who had gone to the city's Robinwood public housing neighborhood earlier that night for unknown reasons, city police said yesterday.

Temont Kevin Fisher of Brooke Court - "Tay Tay" to his neighbors - was shot once in the neck, police said. Fisher was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The 15-year-old, whose identity was not released because he is a juvenile, was arrested without incident at his home on Newtowne Drive in Annapolis on Wednesday and was being held yesterday at the Cheltenham Youth Facility in Prince George's County, according to police.

He was charged as a juvenile with assault, manslaughter, possession of a handgun and reckless endangerment, police said.

On the night of the shooting, police said, Fisher and the male teenager were with at least one other person on the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue. The teen took out a gun and fired it one time, police said.

Police did not know why the three were in the neighborhood Tuesday and were unaware of any argument between the suspect and the victim. Police found the mortally wounded Fisher lying in a parking lot and surrounded by onlookers, after responding to a report of a loud party around 11:30 p.m.

Authorities said they continue to investigate and that charges could be brought against Fisher's other companion or companions.

In the victim's neighborhood, residents said Fisher was well-known, and that he and the suspect were acquainted.

"They hang together," said Kathey Spriggs, who was sitting outside in a lawn chair with a group of people near Fisher's home. The accused teen lives several blocks away.

In Maryland, offenders who are 18 years and older are charged as adults, but juvenile courts consider the severity of a crime and past record when they determine how a person should be charged.

In an unrelated incident, a 17-year-old woman was shot in the left shoulder yesterday morning on the same block where Fisher was killed, police said.

Shayla Monique Hasty, 17, of the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue was treated and released from Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

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