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Six people shot in Capitol Heights, two dead Includes a PGCPS teenager.

 

img_7086CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. – Six people were shot overnight in Capitol Heights, Maryland, and police say two of the victims have died. In addition, a man suspected to have stolen a car (Chrysler) from an open drug market in the same vicinity of the Washington DC /Prince George’s county border, drove a car at a high speed crashing into incoming traffic at around 3:15pm. At around 8:35pm on Saturday night, the police were still investigating the accident. (See photos below).

The Chrysler rotated and then hit the front end of an SUV, which had pulled from a parking space in the westbound lanes. It then flipped over onto its roof and hit a Pepco pole near the intersection of Division Avenue. The driver of this vehicle fled the scene but was apprehended a short time later.

The Honda rotated clockwise and hit two parked cars. The driver, Kim Moore, 50, of Bladensburg, Maryland, was transported to a local hospital where she later died.

Five others were injured in the accident, including two children. They all had serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The suspect is currently charged with leaving after colliding but police are still investigating to see if any other charges will be brought against the suspect.

Later, Prince George’s County police say around 2:45 am Sunday, officers were called to the 6800 block of Walker Mill Road in Capitol Heights. Once on the scene, they discovered that six people had been shot.

Reform Sasscer Movement spoke to younger men who were around the scene of the accident and they said they were students of Prince George’s county public schools (PGCPS) and were unsupervised. They told this reporter of drug problems in the area.

Two of those victims have died, and police say one of the deceased victims is a teenage boy from PGCPS.

Detectives are currently working to identify a suspect or suspects and motive for the shootings, and they’re asking for help from the public. If you have information about the shootings, please call 1-866-411-TIPS. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered.img_7091

 

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One teenager dead after homicide in Prince George’s County

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Five were involved in a shooting, including one dead, in Capitol Heights. (Prince George’s County)

A District man died Tuesday night after he and four others were shot in front of a home near Capitol Heights.

Officers were called to Pard Road near Glacier Avenue after a report of a shooting about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, Prince George’s County police said. When officers arrived, they found Reginald B. Brown III, 18, and four others suffering from gunshot wounds, authorities said.

Brown died shortly after he was taken to a hospital, and the other victims suffered wounds that didn’t appear to be life threatening, police said.

Police said the shooting didn’t appear to be a random incident and detectives are still working to determine a motive or suspect.

On Wednesday afternoon, friends and relatives gathered at the scene of the shooting.

“He was getting a job and he was turning his life around,” said Brown’s cousin Nikki Washington as she sat on some steps surrounded by a dozen friends. “When it gets close it hurts.”

Up and down the 4700 block of Pard Road, people were talking about the shooting and Brown.

“He made everyone smile; people wanted to be around him,” said one man with a big smile who asked for anonymity for fear of reprisal. “He was good in football but not basketball.”

Another young man in the block, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said, “Reggie wanted to do something for himself.”

Friends say Brown moved around often to avoid trouble and said they believe he wasn’t meant to be the target of the shots fired Tuesday. “He was a good guy, but sometimes good guys hang out with bad people,” said another elderly man who knew Brown and also feared giving his name.

On social media, photos of a memorial appeared from friends who apparently knew him. Some posted pictures of “Lil Reggie,” saying he was “the last person I would expect this to happen” to, and his “life ended so early.”

A $25,000 reward is available for any information leading to an arrest or indictment in this case.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 301-772-4925 or, to remain anonymous, 866-411-TIPS.
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Brawl breaks out among students at Fairmont Heights High School

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CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. –

A massive fight broke out at Fairmont Heights High School in Capitol Heights Thursday afternoon and students we spoke with say this isn’t the first time the violence has gotten out of control.

Neighbors and students for the most part did not want to speak on camera, but they did say there is a “fight culture” at the high school.

One neighbor even told us on numerous occasions she has seen students running away from the fights virtually unclothed.

On Thursday, it seems another fight took place as classes were dismissed.

For mere seconds, two Fairmont Heights students threw punches at each other before more girls joined in on the fight.

There are numerous videos of the very same fight that took place roughly past 3 p.m. Thursday on school property along the bus line, according to students.

The fight garnered the attention of dozens of students who stood by as several high school girls tugged at their hair and continued to throw jabs at each other.

Students tell FOX 5 the brawl went on for nearly ten minutes before any adult on campus ever stepped in.

Steve Missouri grew up directly across the street and also graduated from the school in Capitol Heights.

He is surprised at how out hand these fights have gotten. Even with security cameras hovering over the campus, it seems like the response by security was severely delayed.

“I don’t understand it because from my understanding of the school system, they are supposed to have police officers and security personnel in the school for the safety and wellbeing of staff, students and visitors,” said Missouri.

Prince George’s County Public Schools issued a statement saying: “Prince George’s County Public Schools confirms an altercation between students at Fairmont Heights High School. PGCPS does not condone this type of behavior. Security Officers are investigating this incident. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken for students involved in the altercation. The safety of students is a top priority at PGCPS.”

Police tell us they are not aware of any arrest being made from the incident.

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Capitol Heights councilwoman arrested,

… charged with multiple traffic offenses

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Elaine Scott Williams. (Photo: WJLA)

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) – Authorities in Prince George’s County say they’ve charged a Capitol Heights councilwoman with traffic offenses.

The Prince George’s County Police Department says a patrol officer pulled 60-year-old Elaine Scott Williams over on Friday for a minor traffic violation. Officials say during the stop the officer found Williams was driving on a suspended license and that she was wanted through the Maryland Transportation Authority for failing to appear on a previous traffic violation.

Read more: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2015/01/capitol-heights-councilwoman-arrested-charged-with-multiple-traffic-offenses-110301.html#ixzz3NuAEHUxh
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