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Bond denied for man accused of killing Annapolis rapper

Posted at 6:27 PM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 09:14:07-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A judge denied bond for a man accused of killing a popular Annapolis rapper.

RELATED: Baltimore man charged in murder of Annapolis rapper 'Tre Da Kid'

Edward Montre Seay, also known as Tre Da Kid, was shot and killed at the intersection of Forest Drive and South Cherry Grove Avenue around 9 p.m. on Friday, June 7. Police said Seay was driving and making a turn when he was shot, causing him to crash.

"It’s a possibility that Mr. Seay was targeted, but we can’t say that for sure, but we know it wasn’t a random act," said Shomar Johnson, the lead detective on this case from the Annapolis Police Department.

Johnson said there was an eye witness in this case, someone in the car with Seay at the time of the shooting. That person was not hurt. Johnson said the witness was able to identify James Esau Davis III as a suspect in this case. Davis was arrested and faces four charges.

According to the charging documents, the eye witness in this case and Davis got in a fight an hour after the shooting in the Newtown/Woodside Gardens Community, all caught on camera.

Davis was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, use of a gun during a violent crime, and reckless endangerment.

Two of those charges Davis has been charged and convicted of before. In 2007 in Prince George's County, Davis was sentenced to 25 years for second-degree murder and 13 years for using a gun during a violent crime.

Friday, a judge said because of Davis' prior convictions and current charges, he did not give Davis bail.

Family and friends put together a make shift memorial where Seay was killed. The balloons and roses remain there to remember Tre Da Kid.