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Career Criminal Was Out Of Jail On Gun Charges When He Allegedly Shot Navy Football Player’s Mom

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A career criminal who was already facing multiple gun and assault charges cut off his house arrest ankle bracelet before fatally shooting a woman who was visiting the city see her son inducted into the U.S. Naval Academy in June, according to prosecutors.

Houston resident Michelle Jordan Cummings, 57, was shot by a stray bullet while sitting on the patio area of an Annapolis hotel early on June 29, KHOUreported.

She and her husband, Leonard “Truck” Cummings had travelled to Maryland to see their son, Leonard “Trey” Cummings III, inducted into the prestigious academy.

“She beamed. She was so excited about it, so happy that her baby was going be a midshipman, and everyone that met her, she radiated motherhood, happiness,” her friend, Veranna Phillips, told WBAL. “Just such a wonderful woman.”

Investigators said the alleged shooter, 29-year-old Angelo Reno Harrod, was targeting two people sitting in a parked car on Pleasant Street when he started shooting in Michelle Cummings’ general direction, the Capital Gazettereported.

She was struck by a single bullet, Annapolis Police Chief Edward Jackson told the Capital Gazette.

“Officers and emergency medical services personnel attempted all life-saving measures, but the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene,” Chief Jackson said during a press conference shortly after the deadly shooting, according to WBAL.

The occupants of the vehicle were not injured in the attack.

Police identified Harrod as the primary suspect after reviewing photos and video footage from the shooting scene, Chief Jackson told the Capital Gazette.

The chief did not specify what evidence linked Harrod to the attacks.

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According to court documents, Harrod was convicted of illegally possessing a handgun in 2016, the Capital Gazette reported.

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