ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Annapolis Police Chief Ed Jackson introduced Friday that the award for data in Michelle Cummings’ dying has practically doubled.
Cummings was struck and killed by stray bullets whereas she was sitting on a lodge balcony in June. She was in Annapolis for her son’s induction into the U.S. Naval Academy.
Annapolis Police mentioned a number of alumni of the USNA, who stay nameless, partnered with the Annapolis Police basis so as to add $25,000 to the already present $27,000 award for data resulting in the arrest of a suspect.
One nameless USNA graduate reportedly kickstarted the fund with $20,000, in accordance with Annapolis Police Basis Chairman Peter Grimm.
“As a lifelong Annapolis resident and Naval Academy graduate myself, the tragic homicide of Mrs. Cummings hit near house,” mentioned Grimm. “The Annapolis Police Basis will do every little thing we are able to to assist APD and their legislation enforcement companions in in search of justice for Midshipman Cummings and his household. We’ve been heartened by the outpouring of assist from the Annapolis and USNA communities, and are particularly grateful to the nameless USNA graduate who helped kickstart this effort with a $20,000 donation.”
Of the initial reward money, $10,000 is coming from the FBI, $10,000 extra from the ATF, $10,000 from the state and $2,000 from Crimestoppers.
“Somebody is aware of one thing,” mentioned Chief Jackson. “We should carry peace and closure to the Cummings household, the USNA household, and the Annapolis group. This extra financial incentive will hopefully make somebody do the best factor and are available ahead.”
The announcement comes the identical day that Cummings’ funeral services were announced.
Cummings’ dying is an energetic investigation and police ask that anybody with data contact APD 410-260-3439. You can too name Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP and submit an nameless tip.
Annapolis Police mentioned extra have expressed curiosity in upping the reward cash, and it’s anticipated to extend. You’ll be able to contribute at www.annapolispolicefoundation.org/cummingsreward.