Crime Scene: Matt Zapotosky


Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Hillcrest Heights teen fatally shot

A Hillcrest Heights teenager was shot and killed Monday afternoon, and investigators are searching for suspects and a motive in the case.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:21 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Investigator: Officer caught in videotaped beating initially said he was only a witness

A Prince George’s County police officer caught on video beating an unarmed U-Md. student as he lay on the ground during a raucous basketball postgame celebration told an internal affairs investigator he did not know who was depicted on the footage swinging a baton, the investigator testified Tuesday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:18 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Marcus Brown charged in '05 slaying of NIH worker Reginald Taborn

Police say a DNA match linked Marcus Levi Brown to the fatal stabbing of Reginald Taborn.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:03 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Suspected burglar arrested with jug full of money

Demetrius Jerome Coles, 19, was charged with burglary Monday after an officer spotted him with a jug full of money, Pr. George’s police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:18 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Offbeat, Pr. George's

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Park Police searching for Acura in fatal hit-and-run

U.S. Park Police are searching for an Acura believed to have struck and killed a woman as she tried to cross Suitland Parkway.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:27 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Vigil set for woman slain in Capitol Heights

The vigil for Brittany Sade McKinley will begin about 7 p.m. at 4620 Heath Street — the same area where the young woman was killed on Sunday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:59 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Man convicted in fatal stabbing stemming from robbery scheme

A Chillum man was convicted Wednesday of first-degree felony murder in the slaying of a 58-year-old mant.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:10 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Police charge suspect wounded in shootout with Prince George’s officers

The man who police said fired at two officers before they shot him on Southern Avenue Tuesday night has been charged with assaulting a police officer.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:39 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Police Shootings, Pr. George's, The District

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Father-son duo charged with selling fake iPhones

Daniel Parker son Harold are accused of selling phony iPhone 4S devices to unsuspecting customers at a Lanham shopping center.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:22 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Lawsuit claims Pr. George’s officer punched teen

A Prince George’s police officer charged earlier this year with assaulting a 13-year-old is facing a $5 million lawsuit from the teen’s family.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:59 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Internal Affairs

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 09/17/2012

86-year-old woman run over by own vehicle

An 86-year-old woman was killed Sunday afternoon in a freak accident in which she was run over by her own vehicle in the parking lot of a Bowie church, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:58 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Police: 50-year-old pedestrian not in crosswalk, intersection when he was struck and killed

The pedestrian struck and killed in the Lanham area of Prince George’s County Saturday evening was not in a crosswalk or intersection when he was hit, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:56 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Two women shot, one fatally, in ‘domestic-related’ incident in Capitol Heights: police

A 25-year-old woman was killed and a 23-year-old woman injured in what police say was a “domestic-related” shooting Sunday morning in the Capitol Heights area.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:41 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Homicide, Pr. George's

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Former Pr. George’s school bus driver convicted of ramming bus into employee trailer at Accokeek lot

A former Prince George’s County school bus driver was convicted Thursday in connection with a 2011 incident in which she rammed a bus into an employee lounge.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  08:58 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Schools

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Man slain in District Heights

A 24-year-old man was shot and killed in District Heights Monday, and police are searching for suspects and a motive in the case.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Pr. George's, Matt Zapotosky

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Teens accused in stabbing charged as adults

Police now say they have charged as adults two 17-year-olds believed to be responsible for stabbing and wounding a Northwestern High School student.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:55 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Schools

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Man arrested in attack on 84-year-old

DNA evidence helped detectives link 56-year-old Rodney William Blanton to an assault on an 84-year-old woman who lived near him, police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:19 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Two charged in teen’s stabbing

Two 17-year-old males were charged with stabbing and wounding a Northwestern High School student in an incident off school grounds.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:49 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Body found in Beltsville park

A woman’s body was found in a park in the Beltsville area Wednesday, and police exploring the case as a homicide.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:12 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Crofton man who referenced Joker, threatened mass murder released from hospital, turned over to parents

The Crofton man who police say referenced the Joker as he threatened mass violence against his employer was released from the hospital Tuesday, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:56 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Firefighter hurt in second blaze in three days at Fort Washington home of former D.C. fire chief

Neither of the two fires at former D.C. Fire Chief Theodore Coleman’s house in recent days are considered suspicious.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:16 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Police ID man shot after T.G.I. Friday’s dispute

Alfred Ahmed Kamara, 19, was shot and killed early Friday after he was involved in a dispute inside a Bowie T.G.I. Friday’s.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:08 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Woman killed in Cheverly apartment fire

A woman was fatally injured in a fire in the Cheverly area Monday afternoon.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and Matt Zapotosky  |  10:10 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Man fatally shot in Capitol Heights

A man was shot inside a house in Capitol Heights after he got into an argument with someone he knew, police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:58 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 08/11/2012

Riverdale man charged with killing housemate

Police sai Kobina Abruquah shot his housemate, then left him for dead.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:54 AM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 08/11/2012

Body pulled from Potomac River

A boater spotted the body in the river near Edwards Ferry.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:11 AM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Montgomery

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Two shot, one fatally, after fight at Bowie restaurant

One man was shot and killed and another man shot and wounded early Friday morning after a dispute inside the Bowie T.G.I. Friday’s spilled into the restaurant’s parking lot, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:20 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Man charged in fatal shooting in Largo

Police have arrested and charged an Upper Marlboro man in connection with the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old in Largo early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:13 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Police ID man fatally shot in Largo

Prince George’s County police have identified the man shot and killed in the Largo area early Tuesday morning as 27-year-old Ishmael Boakye.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:23 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Man fatally shot in Largo

A 27-year-old man was shot and killed early Tuesday morning in the Largo area of Prince George’s County, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:29 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Body found in Fort Washington creek

Prince George’s County police homicide detectives are investigating a decomposed body that was found in a creek in the Fort Washington area Wednesday night, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:38 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Two motorcyclists killed in Pr. George’s crashes

A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a truck Wednesday — the second fatal crash involving a motorcycle in Prince George’s County in as many days, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:19 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Suspect sought in Langley Park slaying

Prince George’s County police are searching for a 19-year-old man who is suspected of fatally shooting another young man earlier this month, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:13 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Life sentence in Bowie home invasion killing

A Clinton man convicted of robbing and fatally shooting a Bowie laundromat owner inside his home last year has been sentenced to life in prison, prosecutors said Friday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:35 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, From the Courthouse

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Woman killed in Beltway crash

A woman was killed Friday morning when her car was hit by a dump truck after she swerved into its path after trying to avoid some debris, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:18 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Supreme Court stays DNA ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court has put on hold a ruling by Maryland’s highest court that prohibits DNA collection from suspects charged but not yet convicted in violent crimes.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:27 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Police: Teen who grabbed U-Md. student charged with fourth-degree sex offense

Police charged a teenager with grabbing the buttocks of a student who had stripped down to her underwear for a late-night swim in the McKeldin Mall fountain, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:59 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Matt Zapotosky, Maryland

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Police release new details in case of Comcast worker run over by fellow attempted robbery victim

Prince George’s County police late Monday night posted new details in the case of the Comcast worker who was inadvertently run over by a fellow victim in an attempted robbery Sunday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:12 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Robbery

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Two stabbed, wounded in Forestville fight

Two men were stabbed and seriously wounded in Forestville Monday night in a bizarre incident that ended with someone firing a shot at the men’s suspected attackers, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:06 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Man shoots and critically wounds mother and stepfather, kills self in quiet Waldorf subdivision

A 33-year-old man shot and critically injured his mother and stepfather Tuesday in Waldorf, then retreated to an upstairs bedroom where he shot and killed himself.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:51 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Police ID man run over during robbery attempt

Police identified the man run over by a car and killed during an attempted robbery in Capitol Heights early Sunday as 30-year-old Bradford A. McCoy, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:55 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Robbery

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Police ID man slain in Langley Park

Police have identified the man found fatally shot Saturday in the hallway of a Langley Park apartment building as Saul Felipe-Augustine, authorities said Monday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:46 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Police ID woman hit, killed by tow truck

Police have identified the woman killed when she was struck by a tow truck in the Langley Park area Saturday night as 76-year-old Irma Glover, authorities said Monday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:38 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Murder charges dropped in nightclub slaying

No one is charged — or likely will ever be charged — with murder in the March 2011 fatal shooting of 30-year-old Phillip J. Watson.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:34 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide, From the Courthouse

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Police ID officers in shootout with suspect on PCP

Prince George’s County police on Wednesday identified the officers involved in last Thursday’s shootout with a suspect apparently high on PCP.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:35 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Charges dropped in Greenbelt rape case

Prosecutors have dropped the charges against two teenagers who had been charged in a rape near the Greenbelt Metro station last year, saying DNA evidence has exonerated the young men.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:54 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Pr. George’s state’s attorney investigator charged with assault, sex offense in alleged fondling incident

The now fired chief investigator with the Prince George’s County state’s attorney’s office was accused of fondling a legal assistant. He denies the charges.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  07:32 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 06/26/2012

1985 shooting ruled homicide

Pamela Prowant was shot in her Laurel apartment 1985 and died in January of this year.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:45 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 06/20/2012

D.C. woman re-arrested for District Heights slaying

Prince George’s County police and sheriff’s deputies have arrested a D.C. woman — again — in connection with an April slaying in District Heights, authorities said Wednesday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:47 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Pr. George’s councilwoman who police sources said drove more than 100 mph set to appear in court

If convicted, Karen R. Toles (D-Suitland), who police sources said was driving more than 100 mph, could face a fine and six-point license penalty, according to authorities and court records.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:25 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Construction worker injured after fall into basement

A construction worker was injured Tuesday morning when he fell 15 to 20 feet from scaffolding into the basement of a building in the Laurel area, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:54 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Convict walks away from road crew in Pr. George’s

Police are searching for a Baltimore convict who walked away from a road crew assignment in Prince George’s County on Monday, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:59 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Police probe remains found in Hillcrest Heights

Prince George’s County police are investigating skeletal remains that were discovered in a wooded area in Hillcrest Heights Monday morning, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:20 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Car crashes into house in Adelphi, no one injured

A car crashed into a house in the Adelphi area of Prince George’s County on Monday morning, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:11 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 06/07/2012

“Move,” Metro shooting suspect told witness

After fatally shooting one man, a gunman walked past a witness at the Southern Avenue Metro station and said only one word: “Move,” according to court papers.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:09 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Police ID man shot in Capitol Heights

Police have identified the man shot and killed in the Capitol Heights area Tuesday as 19-year-old Darnell V. Furr Jr., authorities said Wednesday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:25 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/05/2012

In court for a hearing, man charged with ‘07 murder

A Bowie man coming to the Prince George’s County courthouse Friday for a violation of probation hearing was arrested and charged in a 2007 slaying, authorities said Tuesday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Two ticketed in crash that injured sleeping woman

A man was actually driving the car that crashed into a Riverdale apartment Sunday, though a woman initially said she was behind the wheel, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:47 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Sheila Aidoo, conspirator in ‘09 double slaying, pleads guilty

She was convicted Friday of two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:03 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide, From the Courthouse

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 06/03/2012

Two hurt after vehicle crashes into apartment

A Riverdale woman sustained head and other injures after a vehicle crashed into her apartment early Sunday morning, throwing her from her bed, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:51 PM ET, 06/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 06/03/2012

Two shot and killed in D.C.

Two people were fatally shot in apparently separate incidents in Southeast D.C. late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:45 PM ET, 06/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, The District

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Bowie teen hit by train, killed

A Bowie teenager was killed after she was hit by a train late Wednesday night while walking on the tracks in the Riverdale Park area, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:13 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Matt Zapotosky, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Police ID man found fatally wounded in Bladensburg

Police have identified the man found fatally wounded in Bladensburg Monday night as 56-year-old Calvin Spencer, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:11 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Pr. George’s postpones #TweetTheChief event

The officer suddenly died of an apparent medical emergency Thursday morning.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:49 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Offbeat, Pr. George's

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Man sues Pr. George’s government, police officer for $10 million

Cottage City man sues, claiming he was imprisoned on false charges after an officer hit him with a gun.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  08:45 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Internal Affairs, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Police: Man dead at fire scene shot self

Police said investigators believe he shot himself after a dispute with his wife in the Temple Hills area.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:24 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Man sought in District Heights domestic slaying

Homicide detectives are searching for a man who stabbed a woman to death during a domestic dispute in District Heights early Tuesday, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Owners, managers of seven Pr. George’s night clubs indicted in broad tax and licensing crackdown

Sixteen charged with tax, alcohol and licensing violations in what prosecutors call a far-reaching crackdown.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:37 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, From the Courthouse

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Rape suspect ordered held without bond

The suspect in at least some in a spate of high-profile rapes and sexual assaults in the Hyattsville-Mount Rainier area was ordered held without bond Monday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:51 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Sex Crimes, From the Courthouse

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Three charged in connection with robbery spree

Police said they are investigating whether the men are responsible for a string of armed robberies at gas stations, convenience stores and fast food joints.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:06 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Robbery

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Bowie woman killed in early morning crash

A 21-year-old Bowie woman was killed after a man plowed into the back of the car she sitting in at a red light on Collington Road, police said. Investigators believe alcohol and speed contributed to the incident.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:08 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Men wanted in six weekend robberies

Prince George’s County police are looking for two men who they think robbed at least six gas stations, convenience stores and fast food joints in a weekend crime spree.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:22 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Robbery, Matt Zapotosky

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Motorcyclist killed in crash sparked by buzzard

An Upper Marlboro man was killed in a freak motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon that was sparked, in part, when the man collided with a low flying buzzard, police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:39 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Guilty plea for Kevin Britton in international car theft ring

He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen motor vehicles, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:13 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Around the World

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 04/30/2012

District Heights man convicted of killing drug dealer

A District Heights man has been convicted of first-degree murder for the 2001 slaying of a man with whom he sold drugs, authorities said Monday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:20 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Redskins safety arrested for DUI

Redskins‘ Brandon Meriweather was arrested on drunk driving charges in Arlington County early Thursday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  07:29 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Arlington

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Bowie State student charged with killing roommate released on $250,000 bond, ordered to stay home

The Bowie State University student accused of fatally stabbing her roommate was released on bond and ordered to remain at her District Heights Home — without visitors — ahead of a summer trial.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Student stabbed in fight at Pr. George’s high school

One female student stabbed and wounded another female student during a fight at Fairmont Heights High School in Capitol Heights on Friday morning, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:41 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Schools

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Police ID woman found slain in apartment

Worker finds Latoya Hall dead inside vacant unit in 28th Avenue apartment complex

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:01 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Woman found dead in Temple Hills apartment

A woman was found dead inside a Temple Hills apartment Wednesday afternoon, and detectives are investigating the incident as “suspicious.”

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:49 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Car crashes into popular Lanham seafood restaurant

A 91-year-old man was hurt Wednesday after he crashed his car into a popular Lanham seafood restaurant, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Body found in Potomac River

A body was found just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in the Potomac River on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:43 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Dramatic rescue for worker caught in machine at Laurel mulch plant

The man, a worker at the plant, was critically injured but expected to survive.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:32 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Emergencies & Rescues

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Police ID 6-year-old who accidentally shot himself

Prince George’s County police on Wednesday identified the six-year-old who accidentally shot and killed himself with a gun he found in his Clinton home as Amari Markel-Purrel Perkins.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:11 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Updates

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Bank robbery suspect caught after apparent suicide attempt

Prince George’s police arrested two men Wednesday who tried to rob a bank in Largo, then led police on a chase that ended when one of the men tried to hang himself, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:24 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Offbeat, Pr. George's

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Vial, ski mask recovered from man shot by police

Authorities identified the man shot and killed during a confrontation with a Prince George’s County Police Officer Monday night as 26-year-old Michael Anthony Bailey.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:09 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Police Shootings

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 04/08/2012

Teen rescued after more than 9 hours stranded aboard capsized sailboat

A teenager who spent more than nine hours aboard a capsized sailboat just north of the Annapolis anchorage was rescued early Sunday morning.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:40 PM ET, 04/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Anne Arundel

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/08/2012

Woman injured after golf cart rolls at Va. club

A woman was injured late Sunday morning when she rolled a golf cart at Trump National Golf Club in Loudoun County, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Offbeat, Loudoun

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Man arrested in Oxon Hill, charged with killing in Georgia

A Georgia man was taken into custody in Prince George’s County this week, charged with fatally shooting and stabbing his roommate in a city just north of Atlanta’s airport, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:38 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Sources: Woman found dead in District Heights had broken hyoid bone

The woman who was found dead in her District Heights apartment Wednesday had a broken hyoid bone — meaning she was possibly strangled, law enforcement sources said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:56 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Va. man charged anew in 2009 murder

A man who had murder charges dropped against him after he was arrested in a 2009 slaying was arrested again in connection with the same case, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:55 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Two held in connection with man’s death

Prince George’s County police detectives are treating the case of a man who died after a fight last month as a homicide, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:18 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Teen convicted in toddler’s shooting

A Fort Washington teenager was convicted of first-degree assault for shooting and wounding a 23-month-old toddler, prosecutors said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:05 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Pr. George’s officer charged with theft

A Prince George’s County police officer was charged criminally with theft and misconduct in office for swiping items from the department’s property warehouse.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:37 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Internal Affairs

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Decades-old case drives up Pr. George’s homicide count

When John Nucci, 50, died earlier this year, the D.C. Medical Examiner’s Office determined complications from 1989 gunshot wounds were to blame.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide, Crime Statistics

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Councilwoman going more than 100 mph on Beltway could challenge reckless driving charge: legal experts

The Prince George’s County councilwoman who was allegedly traveling at more than 100 mph on the Capital Beltway last month has pleaded guilty to an unsafe lane ticket.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:56 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Serial arsonist sentenced to 15 years in prison for Pr. George’s fires

An arsonist who has now admitted setting more than a dozen fires in the D.C. region — including one that injured several firefighters — pleaded guilty to three counts of arson in Prince George’s County

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:53 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, The District, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Mt. Rainier officer involved in shooting, sex offense sentenced to 10 years

A former Mount Rainier police officer who pleaded guilty to shooting and wounding a man who was trying to flee a sexual encounter at the officer’s home was sentenced to 10 years in prison, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:08 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Internal Affairs, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Police Shootings

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Man fatally shot Wednesday in Fort Washington area

Homicide detectives are probing whether the slaying might have been drug-related, according to law enforcement sources.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:57 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Robbery suspect who threatened to nuke banks arrested in Texas

A man who robbed two Prince George’s County banks by threatening to detonate a nuclear bomb was arrested near the Texas-Mexico border Monday, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:20 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Robbery

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Man stabbed, wounded in Riverdale Park

A 45-year-old man was stabbed and seriously wounded in the Riverdale Park area of Prince George’s County Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:55 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Man shoots brother in Capitol Heights: police

A man shot and critically wounded his brother in the Capitol Heights area of Prince George’s County Monday night, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:52 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 03/19/2012

School buses involved in accident in Pr. George’s county, minor injuries reported

Three school buses were involved in an accident in the Upper Marlboro area, and some students were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, officials said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:13 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Schools

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Philadelphia man arrested in ‘08 Pr. George’s shooting

Police have arrested a 56-year-old Philadelphia man who they say shot and killed a man in 2008 after a fight at a house party near Landover, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Pr. George’s police make arrest in January slaying

Police have charged a 27-year-old Gaithersburg man in connection with the fatal shooting of a Suitland teenager in January, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:20 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Driver in U-Md. student’s shooting sentenced to 15 years in prison

The defendant is accused of driving to a University of Maryland student’s off-campus house as part of a botched robbery attempt that left the student dead.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:02 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 03/09/2012

D.C. woman killed in Temple Hills crash

A D.C. woman was killed early Friday when her car collided with a pole in Temple Hills, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:38 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Traffic Accidents, Pr. George's

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Students rob schoolmate at Flowers High School

Two students used a pellet gun to rob another student at Flowers High School Thursday, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:26 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Schools

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Man acquitted in Bowie teen’s ‘05 murder

A man charged with killing a Bowie teenager in what prosecutors said was a misguided, murder-for-hire scheme in 2005 was acquitted Thursday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  08:02 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Police: Officer who pulled over councilwoman did not have time to pace her

Sources say a camera shows cruiser traveling 108 mph and not gaining on Karen Toles’s SUV.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:25 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Politics

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Md. man sentenced to 20 years in PCP conspiracy

A Forestville man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday for possessing and conspiring to distribute PCP, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:34 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Narcotics

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Man involved in trooper’s murder sentenced to 5 years in prison

The man who provided the gun used to kill a Maryland State trooper outside a Forestville Applebee’s in 2010 was sentenced to five years in prison, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:24 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Woman ID’d in KFC crash

Police have identified the woman who was killed Monday night when her car plowed into a Landover Kentucky Fried Chicken as 29-year-old Hellena Louise Smith, authorities said Tuesday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:06 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Matt Zapotosky, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Woman identified in fatal Suitland crash

Police have identified the woman killed in a crash in the Suitland area early Saturday morning as 19-year-old Tyesha Williams, of Capitol Heights, authorities said Tuesday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:53 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 02/18/2012

Teen killed in single-vehicle crash in Suitland; police searching for driver

A teenager was killed after the vehicle she was riding in overturned in the Suitland area early Saturday. Police are searching for the driver, who fled the scene.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:49 AM ET, 02/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 02/18/2012

Woman killed in apparent hit-and-run in Clinton

A woman was killed in an apparent hit-and-run collision in the Clinton area of Prince George’s County late Friday or early Saturday, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:11 AM ET, 02/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Pr. George’s police officer charged with DUI

A Prince George’s County police officer was arrested and charged with drinking and driving after he was pulled over in St. Mary’s County Tuesday night, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:52 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Internal Affairs

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Pr. George’s police: Hundreds arrested in January enforcement effort

Prince George’s police made 551 arrests and took 54 guns off the streets during a special effort to tamp down on January violence, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:41 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Crime Statistics

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 02/04/2012

Pr. George’s officer fires at robbery suspect

Authorities say the robbery suspect reached for the officer’s gun Friday night in Brentwood.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:46 PM ET, 02/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Police Shootings, Pr. George's, Matt Zapotosky

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 02/04/2012

Anne Arundel Co. police officer tipped drug suspects to raid, police say

An Anne Arundel County police officer faces several charges after investigators determined he had tipped off suspects in a drug case.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:02 PM ET, 02/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Anne Arundel, Internal Affairs

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 02/04/2012

84-year-old woman assaulted, robbed inside Suitland home

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:34 PM ET, 02/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 02/04/2012

Massage parlors raided in Greenbelt

Police raided three acupuncture and massage parlors in Greenbelt on Friday that investigators believe were being used as brothels, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:28 PM ET, 02/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Charges dropped against teens accused of killing Air Force vet

Prosecutors dropped the charges Friday against two teenagers accused in the stabbing death of a 74-year-old man in Riverdale last year, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:35 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 02/02/2012

17-year-old stabbed in gang-related fight at High Point High School

A 17-year-old boy stabbed and wounded another 17-year-old boy during an apparently gang-related fight Thursday at Beltsville’s High Point School, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:13 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Adelphi shooting victim identified

Police have identified the man shot and killed in Adelphi Tuesday night as 40-year-old Joel Craig Brown, authorities said Wednesday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:59 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Man attempts robbery inside Fort Foote Elementary

A man went inside Fort Foote Elementary School in Fort Washington and tried to rob someone there Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:53 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Matt Zapotosky

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Police search for New Carrollton home invasion suspects

Prince George’s County police arrested one man who invaded a New Carrollton home Friday, but they are still searching for two who got away.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:59 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Police ID suspect in robbery of 84-year-old woman

Police have obtained a warrant charging Linda McCorkle with armed robbery and second-degree assault.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:01 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Authorities: Man found dead lit himself ablaze while cooking

The man who was found dead and burned inside a Bladensburg apartment Wednesday lit his clothing on fire while he was cooking.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:53 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Police ID body found in Md. creek

Police have identified the man whose body was found in a Hyattsville-area creek Wednesday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:46 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Convictions in Pr. George’s nightclub crackdown

Two men involved in operating a nightclub where a 20-year-old woman was shot in August were convicted Wednesday of allowing dancing without the proper permit.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:14 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Pr. George’s police make arrest in fatal stabbing

Police have made an arrest in the slaying of a man whose body was found wrapped in plastic behind a dumpster.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:41 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Homicide, Matt Zapotosky

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Police exploring whether Pr. George’s home invasion connected to Montgomery County incidents

A woman was sexually assaulted by a man who forced his way into her home Temple Hills home Friday morning, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:24 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Sex Crimes, Montgomery

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Man fatally shot by acquaintance, police say

A man was fatally shot in the Landover area of Prince George’s County Thursday, and police have identified a suspect.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:21 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Body wrapped in plastic found behind dumpster in Capitol Heights

A man’s body was found behind a dumpster at a Capitol Heights area apartment complex Friday, and police are exploring the case as a homicide, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:19 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Two teens arrested in Greenbelt rape

Greenbelt police have arrested two men who they believe were involved in raping a woman as she walked near the Greenbelt Metro station last month, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:08 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Sex Crimes

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Arrest in Clinton teen’s slaying

Prince George’s County police homicide detectives have arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting of a Clinton teenager last year, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:40 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Homicide

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 12/23/2011

70-year-old woman beaten in Capitol Heights

Woman attacked inside home; police investigating whether anything was taken

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:25 PM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Woman raped near Greenbelt Metro

A 24-year-old woman was assaulted and raped by as many as four men early Saturday morning as she was walking near the Greenbelt Metro station, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:40 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Father who left toddler alone charged: police

Police said the 2-year-old was alone in an apartment for as long as 24 hours — surrounded by roaches, trash and a space heater that had been left on.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:04 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Man convicted in house party shooting

A 21-year-old Alexandria man has been convicted in the fatal shooting of a University of Maryland University College student, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:05 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Pr. George’s police ID officer involved in shooting

Prince George’s County police identified the officer who fatally shot a man who threatened him with a loaded gun as Michael Owen Jr.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:17 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Police ID stabbing suspect shot and killed by Takoma Park officer

Police have identified the stabbing suspect who was shot and killed by a Takoma Park officer during a struggle Saturday as 19-year-old Keston David Lewis, authorities said Tuesday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:58 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Mistakenly released murder suspect taken back into custody

The murder suspect mistakenly released from jail on a $75,000 bond this month was taken back into police custody Tuesday after he showed up — voluntarily — at his bond hearing, a Prince George’s County police spokesman said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  07:14 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Two women injured in Sunday house fire have died

The two women critically injured in a house fire in Chillum Sunday morning have died, and fire investigators now believe the blaze was sparked by an overloaded power strip in the living room, authorities said Tuesday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:41 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Man who helped move disabled vehicle struck by SUV, killed

A man who had just helped move a broken down vehicle was hit by an SUV and killed Monday night as he made his way across Enterprise Road in Mitchelville, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:35 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Child killed in fatal fire identified

Prince George’s County fire officials have identified the six-year-old boy killed in a fire at his Chillum house Sunday morning as Omari Noel, authorities said Monday.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:58 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 11/26/2011

Police: Man abducted in Wheaton, forced to withdraw cash

By Matt Zapotosky and Martin Weil  |  04:02 PM ET, 11/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 11/25/2011

Pr. George’s firefighters rescue four from Bowie home

Prince George’s County firefighters rescued a woman and three children from a burning house in Bowie Friday, helping them down on ladders from the second floor of the home, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:05 PM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 11/25/2011

Police identify man fatally struck by car in Home Depot parking lot

Police have identified the man struck by a car and killed in the parking lot of a Hyattsville Home Depot Thursday as Fredys Castillo-Giron.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:25 AM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Thieves illegally towed old cars, sold them for scrap, police say

Prince George’s County police arrest five people they say were illegally towing old cars and selling them for scrap

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:08 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Alexandria man arrested in Oxon Hill stabbing

Man charged with first-degree murder in stabbing of 20-year-old in Oxon Hill; detectives probing incident’s possible connection with shooting on same block

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:35 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Mount Rainier police officer pleads guilty to attempted murder, sex charges in July shooting

Mount Rainier officer Gene Gillette shot man who tried to flee after sexual encounter, prosecutors say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:00 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Spotsylvania man inadvertently shoots self in Giant parking lot

Man reaching for seatbelt fires fatal shot into his hip, police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:44 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Man killed in three-vehicle crash in Laurel

Speed believed to be factor in crash that killed 56-year-old man, police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:21 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Teen arrested in theft of Girl Scout money

15-year-old snatched cash box from troop selling cookies outside Walmart, police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:01 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Police arrest two more in slaying of Howard U. student

Robbery was motive in slaying of music student headed to a friend’s house, police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:21 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Two killed, one hurt in head-on collision in Prince George’s

Driver’s illegal pass prompts double-fatal crash

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:03 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Pedestrian hit by car New Carrollton Metro

The woman, 57, was walking across Garden City Drive outside of crosswalk when she was hit, police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:01 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 10/31/2011

One dead, one hurt after crash in Clinton

Speed appears to be factor in collision that killed one, injured another

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:35 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Victims identified in Chillum-area murder suicide

Man shot woman inside vehicle, then himself, police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:19 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Howard University student killed in Mount Rainier

Music major at D.C. college shot multiple times in incident off-campus; police have no suspects

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:18 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Girl sexually assaulted walking home from school

10-year-old forced into woods and assaulted by young teenager, police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:20 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Montgomery County special ed teacher faces child porn charge

K-5 teacher at Meadow Hall Elementary School initiated “sexually-oriented conversations” with detectives he thought were 14-year-old girls, police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:50 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Bowie State student accused of slaying suitemate indicted

A 19-year-old Bowie State University student accused of stabbing and killing her suitemate after a dispute over music was indicted Thursday on charges of murder and carrying a dangerous weapon openly.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:21 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:17 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Two women approached on way to Suitland Metro, one sexually assaulted

Pr. George’s police probing whether sexual assault, attempted sexual assault on Silver Hill Road are connected.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  08:17 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Man charged in Capitol Heights shooting

Pr. George’s police charge man, already jailed on unrelated charge, in fatal shooting earlier this month

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 09/29/2011

State task serves more than 800 Pr. George’s warrants

Prince George’s sheriff’s deputies working with a state task force served more than 800 warrants in August as part of a special initiative aimed at reducing a massive backlog.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:59 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 09/26/2011

10-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Oxon Hill

Prince George’s County police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl after breaking into her family’s Oxon Hill apartment Monday morning, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:21 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Alleged Vince Young impersonator arrested in Md.

A Fort Washington man accused of impersonating backup Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vince Young was arrested Friday afternoon on a charge of felony fraud, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:31 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Man killed in Capitol Heights

Police called for shooting; man found fatally wounded in Capitol Heights

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:03 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Police ID toddler who shot himself

Gun was unsecured, in reach of 2-year-old in the family’s Oxon Hill apartment, police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:08 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Police identify man who killed woman, then himself

Javan Terrance Abney shot and killed a woman with whom he had a relationship, then turned the gun on himself, police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:58 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Laurel woman killed in apparent murder-suicide

26-year-old woman shot to death in front of her 10-year-old son; incident believed to have stemmed from domestic dispute

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:41 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Landover man killed in Beltsville home

Pr. George’s police seek suspects, motive in slaying of 22-year-old man

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:32 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Police investigating body found in car near Seat Pleasant

Prince George’s County detectives are probing the death of a person found inside a vehicle near Seat Pleasant Friday afternoon, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:22 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Police officer shoots robbery suspect in Temple Hills

Pr. George’s officer’s weapon accidentally discharges during altercation, striking suspect in shoulder, police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:07 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Man shot to death in Landover

Jerry Junior Neal, 58, of Palmer Park, who was found lying in the street early Wednesday morning, has died, Prince George’s County police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:46 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Relative charged in Fort Washington double homicide

Quindell Mercer, son to one of the victims and half-brother to the other, was arrested Monday night

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:40 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Man killed in Bladensburg identified

Diante Clarence Moore was shot and killed Aug. 10 in the 4200 block of 58th Avenue.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:36 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:42 PM ET, 08/17/2011

50-year-old woman slain in domestic dispute in Beltsville

Lan Mu Do was found dead inside her Beltsville home and a man who lived with her has been charged in the slaying, police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  07:42 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Police searching for relative of slain mother, son

Lookout is on for Quindell Mercer, who has not been heard from since Patricia Harris, 56, and son, Frank L. Harris, 20, were found shot to death in Fort Washington.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:24 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Woman injured in drive-by shooting outside Capitol Heights nightclub dies, police say

Jasmine Jerona Banks, 20, was shot in the head as she stood outside the MSG night club just before 3 a.m. Monday. She died Tuesday afternoon, police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  07:47 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Man injured during party dies; case probed as homicide

Elijah Muhammad Turner, 21, of Southeast D.C., was pronounced dead Monday, two days after he suffered head trauma during a fight at a party in the 13000 block of Pendleton Street, authorities said. Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Woman raped in Olney

A 22-year-old returning to her Olney townhouse from work was raped early Friday morning by a man who attacked her as she was getting out of her vehicle, police said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:10 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Two charged in shooting, wounding of Pr. George’s officer

A Prince George’s County police officer was shot in the arm while investigating a report of armed man Wednesday night in the Chapel Oaks area. Police have arrested and charged two men in connection with the incident.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  07:21 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Teens charged in fatal stabbing of 74-year-old man

Man was walking dog when he was attacked during apparent robbery, police say.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:09 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Temple Hills man charged with killing 62-year-old live-in girlfriend

Domestic dispute prompted slaying of woman found dead on her balcony, police say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Teen charged with fatal stabbing at Hyattsville shopping center

17-year-old D.C. youth was charged with first-degree murder in connection with June fight at University Town Center.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:42 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 07/21/2011

DNA hit leads to charges in 2009 murder

A 44-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder in the 2009 slaying of a Laurel man who was found beaten to death inside his townhouse, Laurel police said. DNA evidence was key to the arrest, they said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:57 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Two shot in Bladensburg

Adult and juvenile shot and wounded on 57th Avenue

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:03 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Second arrest made in acid attack

Woman charged with assault in 2010 attack on mother and daughter in Pr. George’s; incident believed to have stemmed from domestic dispute

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:05 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Man shot and killed in District Heights

D.C. man shot dead on Rochelle Avenue

By Matt Zapotosky  |  09:01 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Police identify man killed in Beltway crash; cause still unknown

28-year-old Hyattsville man killed while changing a flat tire on Beltway’s shoulder

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/08/2011

One person killed in B-W Parkway crash

Car runs of B-W Parkway north of Route 197, killing one and injuring three others

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Man shot and killed in Southeast D.C.

A 27-year-old man was shot and killed early Thursday morning in Southeast D.C., authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  09:03 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Off-duty officer shoots suspect during attempted carjacking, authorities say

Three-year veteran of Mount Rainier police suspended with pay while police investigate off-duty shooting

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:53 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Man happily texted, Tweeted on night he was fatally stabbed, family members say

Henri Pratt was on a party bus when friends got into an altercation with another group, according to his father

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:42 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Homicide investigation initiated after remains found in Marlton park identified as those of missing man

Police believe Anthony Jerome Nelson, reported missing under suspicious circumstances 2008, was slain. His remains were found in a Marlton park in March.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:21 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Man shot near playground identified

23-year-old ran toward group of children playing after being shot, witnesses say

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:10 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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