Prince George’s police arrest murder suspect in N.C.

A Landover man wanted for the murder of a female friend’s husband has been apprehended after fleeing to North Carolina, Prince George’s County police said.

Joshua James Jones, 23, is accused of shooting Jerome Zephier Peters, 23, during an altercation that occurred as the two men and the mother of Peters’s son met to hand off care of their child on June 30, police said.

Police said Peters was at a family member’s home caring for his young child. The child’s mother and Jones arrived to pick up the child when an argument between the two men ensued. During that argument, Jones retrieved a gun from his vehicle and shot Peters, police said.

Jones, of the 2200 block of Columbia Place, was apprehended Tuesday in Fayetteville, N.C. by members of several law enforcement agencies, including the Prince George’s police department’s fugitive squad.

Jones faces first degree murder and related charges. He remains in custody in North Carolina awaiting extradition to Prince George’s County.

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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