Cousin of Annapolis mayor charged with attempted murder

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The cousin of the Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with a January shooting and robbery.

Savvas Pantelides, 24, along with Maurice Hall, 26, both of Annapolis were arrested Thursday and charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit attempted first- and second- degree murder, and various other related charges in connection with the Jan. 20 incident.

Annapolis police said officers responded at 10 p.m. Jan. 20 to the unit block of Silopanna Road for a report of an armed robbery. They located Brett Shumaker, 32, of Harwood seated on the roadway suffering from gunshot wounds.

Police said Shumaker was walking on the footbridge in the area when he was approached by two men. One of the men pointed a firearm and the other displayed a knife then demanded Shumaker's belongings.

Shumaker then fought the man with the knife and was shot multiple times during the struggle. He was transported to Shock Trauma for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police said Shumaker was later arrested and charged with two counts of drug possession with intent to distribute, three counts of drug possession and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia based on items recovered at the time of the shooting.

Shumaker was later released on his own recognizance.

Hall and Pantelides are both being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond. Anyone with information about this shooting is urged to contact Annapolis police at 410-268-9000 ext. 7209 or msprout@annapolis.gov .

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