Second woman reports home invasion in Bay Ridge Gardens, Annapolis police say

Another woman has told police her residence in Bay Ridge Gardens was broken into Monday and that she was assaulted by the intruders, Annapolis police said.

After one person forced their way into the rear door of her apartment on Bens Drive, more assailants to filed in, the woman told police.


Police said the intruders assaulted the woman and took off.

That night, gun-wielding assailants burst into another woman’s residence in the same community.


Around 11:30 p.m. Monday, police said two armed intruders busted into a woman’s residence on Marcs Court, hit her in the face with a gun and forced her into her bedroom. There, the assailants — described only as males — stole her cash and cell phone.

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The home invasions occurred within hours of a gathering of Annapolis’ elected officials and top police brass in the community to announce that an arrest was made in the latest fatal shooting to have occurred there.

Police arrested an Annapolis man for gunning down Leslie Eugene Saunders, 49, in broad daylight March 15.

Michael Davon Gibson, 21, of President Street, was charged with murder and a host of related offenses for what Police Chief Ed Jackson described as a “senseless" and “brazen” killing.

Gibson is being held without bond at the Jennifer Road Detention Center.

Two other fatal shootings in the community, those of 30-year-old Tierra Taylor and 27-year-old Kory Johnson, remain unsolved.

A day after Gibson’s arrest, police officers recovered a deadly weapon from the subsidized housing community.

When officers responded to reports of men gambling in a stairwell on Marcs Court, the group dispersed. But police found and confiscated from the staircase what Jackson described as a “nasty” handgun, with deadly rubber tip bullets.