Suspect named: A 22-year-old Fort Washington man was named yesterday in an arrest warrant as the suspect in a string of home invasion robberies in Prince George's County, police said.
Investigators have charged Tervel Rollins, whose last known address was on Brightwood Court, with armed robbery, armed carjacking and first-degree assault in the most recent robbery, which occurred Sept. 6 in the 8700 block of Oakdale Street.
Police said tips led them to Rollins, who is also suspected of breaking into two other homes in the Fort Washington area and forcing the homeowners at gunpoint to drive to an ATM and withdraw money. Afterward, police said, the robber ordered the homeowners to drive back to their residences and then fled in their vehicles after taking several items from the homes.
Fatal shooting: Police in Prince George's County said yesterday that they were investigating the slaying of a man who was found shot inside a vehicle that careered off Pennsylvania Avenue and into the back yard of a Forestville house.
The homicide occurred about 1:15 a.m. in the 6500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, police said, although the car wound up in the back yard of a home on nearby Lacona Street. Police said the man, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, had been shot several times.
Police did not have a motive or a suspect yesterday. It was the county's 103rd slaying this year.
BB gun attacks: Fairfax County police are seeking at least two people who have been firing BB guns at property and people in recent weeks, causing no serious injuries but resulting in more than $20,000 in property damage.
The first set of shootings began Aug. 8, and police said that the windows of at least 63 vehicles have been shot out in the Springfield area between Old Keene Mill Road and Highland Street. On Aug. 17, a teenage boy reported being shot in the lower body with a BB gun near Springfield Mall. And on Sunday night, the windows of three moving cars were shot out. Two of those shootings were on Valley View Drive near Franconia Road; the other was at Backlick Road and Floyd Avenue.
About the same time Sunday night, police said, a 15-year-old Hybla Valley girl was hit in the stomach by a BB near Fordson Road and Douglas Street. On Monday morning, police said, a 16-year-old Hybla Valley boy was hit by three pellets near Sherwood Hall Lane and Fordson Road. The two victims did not require hospitalization. Police do not think the two sets of shootings are related.
Compiled from reports by staff writers.