Annapolis police have arrested a 23-year-old Millersville man for attempted first and second degree murder and assault, for a shooting that sent a man to hospital earlier this month, police said Wednesday.
David Antonio Mayen is charged by police with shooting a man in the chest on the afternoon of June 2 outside a beauty salon in a busy shopping mall on the 1900 block of Fairfax Road in Annapolis. Emergency medical services treated the injured man at the scene around 12:15 p.m. before airlifting him to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, where his condition stabilized. Mayen is also charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment and handgun offenses.
Witnesses at the scene told investigators that Mayen was having his hair cut at Gilma’s beauty salon and got up from his chair when the shooting victim, a 26-year-old man, arrived outside, wrote the police in charging documents. The two greeted each other outside the lounge before Mayen pulled out a handgun and fired three times, hitting the man once, police wrote, noting that Mayen fled to another mall then that the wounded man fled into the living room.
Police filed charges and obtained an arrest warrant for Mayen on the day of the shooting, identifying him when his hairdresser provided detectives with his phone number and nickname, police wrote, also adding that he was recognizable in surveillance footage of the scene.
Mayen was located and arrested by police on Wednesday, and on Thursday morning Anne Arundel District Judge John P. McKenna ordered him held without bail.
In 2020, Mayen was sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for 10 years, after pleading guilty to robbery in connection with the beating of a food delivery driver in Annapolis in 2019. A judge from the Anne Arundel’s Circuit Court issued an arrest warrant for him. in April after being charged with violating his probation terms in that case, and he is being held pending a court date for that violation.
Mayen is represented by the Office of the Public Defender. He is detained at Jennifer Road detention center without bail.