Detectives on Saturday arrested a suspect in a fatal shooting that took place in Northeast Washington in January, D.C. police said.
Shelby Jones, 17, of Waldorf, Md., was arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed, police said in a statement. Jones is being charged as an adult.
The shooting happened just after 2 p.m. Jan. 12 in the basement of a duplex on Riggs Road NE, near Eastern Avenue.
Arriving at the house, police found two adult males and a teenager suffering from gunshot wounds. The teen, D.C. resident Davon Fisher, 17, died of his injuries after being transported to a hospital.
— Peter Jamison
A Prince George’s County woman died Saturday morning after a fire in a home in the Chillum area of the county. Fire officials said there was not a smoke alarm on the main level of the home, where the victim was found.
The woman’s name was not released pending positive identification of the body.
A neighbor spotted smoke coming from a front window of the house in the 1400 block of Ray Road about 7:45 a.m., fire department spokesman Mark Brady said. Firefighters arrived at the three-level home, quickly extinguished the fire and found the woman’s body in the same general area.
Officials believe the woman was the home’s lone occupant and was in her 70s. Brady said the home had a working smoke alarm on the lower level, but not on the main or top levels, as required by Maryland law. Residents who cannot afford a smoke alarm may call 311 and request a firefighter to install one in their home at no charge, Brady said.
The cause of the fire was under investigation Saturday, but Brady said it was not believed to be suspicious.
— Tom Jackman
A man was hit and critically injured by a car on Baltimore Avenue in College Park early Saturday, and Prince George’s County police were still searching for the car and its driver.
The victim was identified only as an adult male who is not a student of the nearby University of Maryland, Cpl. Lamar Robinson said. The victim was taken to a hospital with unspecified serious injuries.
Police asked anyone with information to call Prince George’s County Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS (8477)
— Tom Jackman