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18-year-old Annapolis man identified as city’s first homicide victim of 2023

The Annapolis Police Department has identified 18-year-old Reco Ramon Johnson as the shooting victim found dead in the Woodside Gardens community Sunday.

Around 7 p.m., officers found Johnson outside a building suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest in the 700 block of Newtowne Drive. He was declared dead at the scene.

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In a news release Tuesday, police said no other details were available from the active investigation. Those with information are asked to contact Annapolis detectives at 410-260-3439 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP to submit an anonymous tip.

Johnson is the first homicide victim in Annapolis or Anne Arundel County this year.

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Annapolis Police only investigated one homicide in 2022, compared to five the year prior. No arrests have been made in connection to Shakeo Williams’ death. The 21-year-old was shot on Madison Street nearly a year ago on Jan. 27, 2022.


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