Man, 18, sought in shooting of toddler

August 22, 2011

Police have identified Deven Angel Matos, 18, as a person of interest in the case. (Courtesy of Prince George's County police.)

Officers want to question Deven Angel Matos in the investigation, Cpl. Evan Baxter said.

The victim, who turns 2 next month, was in his mother’s arms “a good distance away” from two armed suspects who began shooting at each other, Baxter said. The toddler was struck in the face by a stray bullet. He was taken to a hospital, where he was in critical but stable condition.

Police think the shooting, which occurred about 9:15 p.m. Saturday in the 3000 block of Brightseat Road, stemmed from a drug transaction.

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