The tragic mass shooting that occurred in Annapolis over the weekend, resulting in the death of three individuals, reportedly began with a dispute regarding the parking of a vehicle, as stated by the police.
The incident took place during a birthday party where six people were shot.
Charles Robert Smith, 43, is now facing multiple charges, including three counts of second-degree murder, attempted murder, and assault.
According to charging documents, Smith’s mother, Shirley, contacted Annapolis Parking Enforcement regarding a vehicle blocking her driveway.
Mario Mireles Ruiz, 27, approached Shirley to address the situation.
Witnesses informed investigators that an argument ensued between Ruiz and Smith, during which Smith retrieved a gun and shot Ruiz multiple times, resulting in his death.
Smith then proceeded to fatally shoot Ruiz’s 25-year-old friend, Christian Segovia.
Documents indicate that Smith reentered the house, retrieved a rifle, and fired shots from the front window towards individuals who were attempting to aid the initial victims.
As a result, Nicholas Mireles, 55, was fatally shot. The police report that the remaining three victims are expected to survive their injuries.