Slain PGCPS High School Student Identified as 17-Year-Old Junior

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– Police have identified a Potomac High School student who was shot to death at an apartment complex playground in Oxon Hill Thursday afternoon.

Investigators say 17-year-old Jayquan Holloway of Southview Drive in Oxon Hill was found suffering from gunshot wounds around 2:50 p.m. Thursday. Holloway was transported to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries.

A neighbor told the press on Thursday that she saw the 11th grade student walking home from school with a group of other teenagers when she heard gunshots ring out. She said she is a medical assistant and when she came upon the group to try and help she saw the victim was unresponsive with a bullet wound to his lower body.

The apartment complex where the shooting happened is close to Potomac High School.

Prince George’s County Public Schools released the following statement Thursday:

“The Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) community is deeply saddened by the shooting that took the life of an 11th-grader at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill. We extend our deepest sympathies to his loved ones. Counselors will be at Potomac starting tomorrow [Friday] to support students and staff as long as needed. There will also be additional security staff and law enforcement officers on and around campus.

“We will continue working with county officials and community members to provide safe schools and neighborhoods throughout Prince George’s County. It is our hope that those responsible for this tragic death will be quickly brought to justice.”

Authorities are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 301-772-4925. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD” plus a message to CRIMES (274637), or submit a tip online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com.

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