Upper Marlboro man arrested in double shooting

Police have arrested and charged an Upper Marlboro man who they say shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and shot and wounded another woman Sunday morning in the Capitol Heights area, authorities said.

Michael Jerome Stewart, 33, is charged with first-degree murder and other related counts in the slaying of 25-year-old Brittany Sade McKinley. She was fatally shot Sunday morning near her home in the 4600 block of Heath Street, police said.

Police said Stewart was McKinley’s ex-boyfriend, and he had gotten into a confrontation with her at Irving’s Night Club before the incident. After security personnel threw him out of the club — where McKinley worked — he went to her home and waited, police said. As she and a 23-year-old woman pulled up, Stewart opened their car door and opened fire, police said.

McKinley was killed in the incident, and the 23-year-old was shot and wounded, police said. She is expected to survive.

Stewart was arrested in the Landover area, police said.

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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