2 killed in Prince George’s County on New Year’s Day

Correction: Earlier versions of this article gave an incorrect address for the homicide on Goldfield Place in Clinton.

Prince George’s County police were investigating two homicides Wednesday, the first of 2014, which came as county officials were scheduled to celebrate last year’s drop in killings.

County police said the first killing of the year occurred sometime before 4:30 a.m. in the 5500 block of Karen Elaine Drive in New Carrollton.

Police arrived and found a 26-year-old man suffering from fatal gunshot wounds at an apartment complex.

Late Wednesday, the department posted a Twitter message saying the homicide was being investigated as a domestic-related attack. A police spokeswoman said no one was in custody.

About 9 p.m., police said another apparent domestic-related killing occurred at a home in the 9100 block of Goldfield Place in Clinton.

A man was found shot inside the residence. The spokeswoman said she did not know the victim’s age and that, to her knowledge, no arrest had been made.

The two New Year’s Day killings stood in contrast to the county’s year-end tally for 2013. Homicides dropped from 64 recorded in 2012 to 57 last year.

County officials and police commanders have planned a news conference Thursday to tout the reduction.

Aaron Davis covers D.C. government and politics for The Post and wants to hear your story about how D.C. works — or how it doesn’t.
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