Police charge man in Temple Hills area slaying

February 7, 2013

Police have charged a Greenbelt man in connection with the slaying of a 20-year-old who was found fatally shot Monday in Oxon Run Park.

Brandon Anthony Battle, 26, is charged with first- and second-degree murder in the slaying of Salaam Adams. Adams — of Durham, North Carolina — was found fatally shot just before 7:30 a.m. Monday in an open area of Oxon Run Park, which sits in the 2600 block of Oxon Run Drive in the Temple Hills area.

Police declined to say what sparked the killing or why Adams was in the area from North Carolina.

Matt Zapotosky covers the federal district courthouse in Alexandria, where he tries to break news from a windowless office in which he is not allowed to bring his cell phone.
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