Police noticed that a 16-year-old boy from Annapolis wore distinctive boots when he shot two people he knew in Robinwood, leading officers to his arrest and charge him with attempted murder.
A 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were hospitalized as after being shot during the broad daylight shooting in the Robinwood community. The man was flown to shock trauma in Baltimore with a wounded abdomen, while the teen was driven to Anne Arundel Medical Center after being struck in the foot by at least one bullet. Both are expected to make full recoveries, according to Annapolis police.
Keharee Sellers, of Madison Street, was arrested Monday in Linthicum Heights by Annapolis and Anne Arundel County police officers. Police said he had ties to people in the area around BWI Airport.
Sellers has been charged with the attempted murders and assaults of the man and the teen, as well as a host of firearms offenses, including altering a firearm identification number, among other offenses.
He does not have an attorney listed online. He is being held without bond at the Jennifer Road Detention Center pending his transfer to a secure juvenile facility, court records show.
Video of the shooting showed Sellers meet with the 19-year-old and 16-year-old in the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue and have a brief conversation, police wrote in charging documents. After speaking, Sellers walked around the man and the teen and brandished a handgun from his left pocket and opened fire from behind them. The man fled on foot after being shot, while the teen hopped on one foot before falling to the ground.
Police Chief Ed Jackson described the shooting as a targeted act of violence, though he said his detectives are still determining the motive for the shooting.
“You see it in broad daylight on the cameras, people walking their kids and someone runs up and pulls out a handgun and starts shooting ― that’s brazen," Jackson said. “We have to dismantle this culture.”
Closed Circuit Television cameras in Robinwood captured Sellers fleeing with his distinct boots, according to charging documents. He threw an object into a tract of woods where police later recovered a Ruger LCP handgun. The serial number had been obliterated on the handgun, which usually signifies that the gun was stolen, Jackson said.
Tyler Avenue is the only way to drive in or out of Robinwood and the community is surrounded by wooded areas but for Forest Drive.
Police said officers canvassed the crime scene and in addition to the handgun recovered a number of spent shell casings, which confirmed multiple shots were fired. The casings matched the handgun collected from the woods where Sellers was captured on camera discarding an object, according to charging documents.
Jackson said it’s unknown at this time how Sellers got his hands on the gun, though he said it’s a concerning concept.
“You give a 16-year-old a gun, he still doesn’t realize the impact," he said.
Detectives interviewed a number of people in the community, one of whom they said got a good look at the suspected shooter. The witness was shown a photo array by detectives and identified Sellers as the shooter, court documents state.
Annapolis police encourage anybody with information to call their detectives at 410-260-3439 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, dial 1-866-7LOCKUP to reach Metro Crime Stoppers.