Texas mother dropping son off at Naval Academy in Maryland dies after getting hit by stray bullet

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Source: Annapolis police; MEGA

Jul. 15 2021, Published 2:41 p.m. ET

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A mother who traveled to Annapolis, Maryland, to drop off her son, who was set to start the Naval Academy, became the unintended victim of a murder when she was struck and killed by a stray bullet.

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Just after midnight on June 29, Michelle Cummings was out in the city celebrating two evenings before Induction Day when Angelo Harrod allegedly fired shots at two people but hit Cummings, police said.

Later that day, police identified Harrod, 29, as a person of interest and arrested him on an outstanding warrant since he was on home detention and had removed an ankle bracelet, Washington D.C.’s WTTG reported.

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On July 15, Annapolis police charged him with multiple crimes, including first- and second-degree murder, in connection to Cummings’ death.

He is being held without bond.

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“Some nights I couldn't sleep. I felt rage,” Annapolis Police Chief Edward Jackson said of the mother’s shooting death.

“I know that the arrest will not bring the family's beloved wife and mother back but I hope this provides them with some justice,” he said.

The victim’s son, Leonard “Trey” Cummings III, returned home to Houston, Texas, with his father, according to WTTG.

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