Murder USA: Shooting leaves Shannon Blair Jr. dead
ANNAPOLIS, MD. — Police say that Shannon Blair Jr. was found shot to death in Annapolis Sept. 16, 2015. Just before 8:15 p.m. Anne Arundel Fire Department reports that rescue units were dispatched for an unknown type medical emergency in the area of Washington Avenue and Bay Highlands Drive.
Arriving units found Blair with apparent gunshot wounds. He was declared deceased on the scene.
Anne Arundel Police report that their detectives are preliminarily calling this case a homicide until the Office of the Medical Examiner can indeed confirm.
Anne Arundel County Police say that the victim has been identified as 29-year-old Shannon Blair Jr., of 14 Hicks Ave. in Annapolis, Md.
At this time, detectives are advising that the wounds to Mr. Blair’s upper body appear to be apparent gunshot wounds, however that will also will need to be confirmed by the Office of the Medical Examiner.
Police said that Blair, while from the Annapolis area, is not from the community where he was found, so detectives continue investigate as to why he was in that area. Detectives continue to conduct interviews and will be further examining the scene to attempt to locate evidence.
Police are asking that if anyone has information regarding this case to please call their tip line 410-222-4700.
Blair has an extensive traffic record which shows an amazing number of wins for him and losses for the Anne Arundel County States Attorney’s Office.
An indictment in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court for an offense alleged to have occurred on Nov. 4, 2007 resulted in a dozen criminal counts lodged against Blair including armed robbery, reckless endangerment, use of a handgun and other charges.
A plea deal with the prosecutor resulted in a simple misdemeanor charge of possession of pot with thirty days in jail as his sentence, and even that suspended, was cooked up on May 16, 2008.
Such a reduction to virtually nothing indicates that either the Anne Arundel States Attorney knowingly lied to the Grand Jury about the evidence presented to convince them to indict Blair or that the charges were serious but all dropped due to Blair rolling over on other criminals.
Such an act could have resulted in Blair finally being paid back by those he may have ratted on in that case or other cases.
The way Blair’s many serious driving infractions were dropped also shows a pattern of being an informant to police and prosecutors. One DUI arrest in 2008 by Annapolis City Police Officer Schrieber resulted in a sixty day sentence, which court records show was suspended and zero fine leveled against him.