Graduate Annapolis: Mother of Naval Academy scholar killed at lodge

A preliminary investigation reveals the sufferer was sitting on the patio at the Graduate Resort and was not the intended target.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Annapolis Police say they are investigating the fatal taking pictures of a mother killed in a generate-by though sitting outdoors on a hotel patio. Michelle Jordan Cummings was browsing from Houston with her husband to fall off her son at the U.S. Naval Academy, according to police. 

In accordance to law enforcement, officers had been termed to the Graduate Lodge on West Street just before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday early morning for studies of a victim suffering from a gunshot. Upon arrival, police learned 57-12 months-aged Cummings struggling from a gunshot wound. Police reported officers and EMTs tried daily life-preserving actions, but she was pronounced useless on the scene. 

Cummings’s son, in accordance to authorities, is a football prospect at the United States Naval Academy. He is a graduate of Westfield High School in Houston, who verified in a assertion that Cummings’s son is Leonard “Trey” Cummings III, who attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island very last calendar year. The high college also shared in its assertion that Michelle Cummings was the president of the football booster club when her son performed for the team during his senior period. 

“We are devastated to hear about the passing of Michelle Cummings,” the school assertion explained. “Ms. Cummings was a really engaged dad or mum at Westfield Superior Faculty wherever her son Leonard ‘Trey’ Cummings III graduated in 2020. She served in 2019-20 as the president of the Westfield Superior College Soccer Booster Club and was often prepared to assist our college student athletes. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Cummings family members for the duration of this time of sorrow.”

Trey Cummings III posted a response to his mother’s dying on his social media inquiring a single easy concern: “Why?”

A preliminary investigation reveals that Cummings was sitting on a patio at the hotel and was not the intended goal. At this time in the investigation, law enforcement convey to WUSA9 that it is thought that the photographs had been fired on Enjoyable Road, but ultimately struck and killed Cummings on West Road. 

“As associates of our Naval Academy loved ones, we will do all that we can to guidance Leonard, his father and the whole Cummings family members through this unfathomable time,” Superintendent of the Naval Academy Vice Adm. Sean Buck reported in a statement. “My spouse, Joanne, and I, on behalf of all of us in this article in Annapolis, supply our deepest sympathies.”

Buck confirmed that Trey Cummings III was an incoming plebe (freshman) for the Naval Academy Class of 2025.

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Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley released the adhering to assertion in regards to the lethal shooting: 

“There is no circumstance where this can be tolerated. My sympathies go out to the spouse and children. We are focused on having guns off the road but it only can take just one criminal with a gun for the final results to be tragic. This was a horrific final result for the form of daily gun violence that several towns across The usa see. Annapolis is sadly not immune.

We have deployed our disaster intervention group to aid the victim’s family members. Law enforcement Main Jackson is updating me consistently on the status and each individual resource is getting deployed to fix this circumstance. The perpetrator will be identified and held to account.”

Annapolis Law enforcement reported the investigation is “fluid.” Anyone who may possibly have facts that could help their investigation, speak to authorities at (410)-260-3439.

There has been a GoFundMe set up for the loved ones of Michelle Cummings, which can be accessed here.

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