Prince George’s County police have arrested a Fort Washington man in a deadly shooting inside a restaurant Monday evening near the boundary with the District of Columbia, authorities said.
Gary A. Jones, 35, faces multiple charges, including second-degree murder, in the shooting inside Sweet Soul Cafe & Lounge in Oxon Hill, which police said he owns. The killing followed an argument between Jones and the 32-year-old victim, police said Tuesday morning, citing a preliminary investigation.
Authorities identified the victim as Cinaway L. Morson of Southeast Washington.
Police said they responded to a report of a shooting about 5:50 p.m. Monday. The business was apparently closed at the time of the shooting, said Officer Nicole Hubbard, a spokeswoman for Prince George’s police. She added that it appeared that Jones and Morson were the only people inside the cafe when the incident occurred.
Jones, of the 1300 block of Old Drummer Boy Lane, was taken into custody early Tuesday and acknowledged a role in the shooting, authorities said.
Jones, who has previously faced weapons charges, is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 7, according to court records.