Tag Archives: Prince George’s County Police

Another PGCPS teen sought for allegedly killing another 17-year-old in Maryland

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Chet Markland Jarrett Jr a pgcps student (seen above Courtesy of Prince George’s County Police) is accused of first- and second-degree murder

As his senior year at Duval High School approached,­ 17-year-old Jajuan Mcrae had a list of plans: SATs, applying to Delaware State University and obtaining a permit to learn how to drive.

Those aspirations ended abruptly Friday night when an argument and a fight with another teen led to gunfire that killed Mcrae in Glenn Dale, Prince George’s County police said.

Authorities issued an arrest warrant Monday for a 17-year-old in connection with Mcrae’s death.

Police said they are searching for Chet Markland Jarrett Jr., who lives in the 100 block of B Street in Lothian and is accused of first- and second-degree murder. Investigators said they think he shot Mcrae, of Brookstone Terrace in Glenn Dale, after the two youths brawled Friday night in the 4300 block of Rockport Lane.

Officers found Mcrae suffering from gunshot wounds after they were sent to the scene about 9:55 p.m to check on the welfare of a person, officials said. Authorities took Mcrae to a hospital, where he died.

 Police said the teenagers had been engaged in an ongoing dispute, which culminated in a fight and the fatal shooting.

Mcrae’s family is left with questions about how a young man relatives described as easygoing managed to become embroiled in a deadly confrontation.

Mcrae had been raised by his grandparents in their home in Glenn Dale until a year ago when they retired to South Carolina, family members said. An aunt, Shombee Veney, moved into the house so Mcrae could finish high school at Duval and prepare for his next stages of life.

“You know when someone says they have the perfect child? He was well-mannered, always happy,” Veney said in a telephone interview, adding that he had a bright future ahead of him. “He was the most mild-mannered, easygoing indivdual.”

He had just spent the summer visiting his grandparents, and as the school year neared, the teenager told his family that he wanted to study business in college.

Like most teenagers, Mcrae kept a short list of things he loved in life: his Playstation 4, playing basketball with friends, Old El Paso tacos and his family, Veney said. He was the eldest of four and had a 14-year-old sister, a 5-year-old brother and an infant sister.

The only angst he gave his family was being a Philadelphia Eagles fan in a house full of Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys fans, family members said.
 Authorities said they will charge Jarrett as an adult. Police have not told Mcrae’s family or said publicly why the two teens fought.

Mcrae’s family hopes police will arrest his killer or that he will turn himself in and provide some answers as to why Mcrae was shot.

“He was a good kid with plans for the future,” Veney said. “He was an innocent boy. He just could have gone so far in life.”

via Washington Post

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Police: Mom tackles man suspected of sexually assaulting her 12-year-old daughter

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A man suspected of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Forestville has the word “blessed” tattooed on his neck, according to new details that authorities released Monday.

The additional description of the suspect that police are looking for in connection with the alleged May 13 assault emerged after the girl’s mother reportedly saw the man and tackled him to the ground Friday, Prince George’s County police said.

The man broke free from the tackle, and the mother was not injured, police said.

Along with the neck tattoo, the man suspected in the attack had a tattoo of stars on each of his shoulders and a birthmark or scar on his face, police said.

Police said a man sexually assaulted the 12-year-old about 7 a.m. Wednesday after following her into an elevator of an apartment building in the 2100 block of Brooks Drive. Police have released video of a suspect they’ve been looking for in the case.

There’s a $25,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

Police are asking anyone with information to call (301) 772-4908 or, to remain anonymous, 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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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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All Clear After Unloaded Gun Found at Prince George’s County School.

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A Prince George’s County high school was briefly locked down Friday after a student found an unloaded gun.

A student at Friendly High School in Fort Washington, Maryland saw the weapon and reported it Friday morning, a Prince George’s County Schools spokesperson said.

The school was locked down for 30 minutes starting at 9:30 a.m., while security and Prince George’s County police searched for the gun.

The weapon was found and nobody was injured, the spokesperson said.

Police are conducting an investigation.

via NBC4

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Woman Charged in Stabbing Death of Boyfriend.

Prince George’s County Police say the couple argued, and it escalated to a stabbing.

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A Bladensburg woman has been charged in the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend, according to Prince George’s County Police.

The suspect in what police call a domestic-related homicide Sunday is Portia Nikkia Williams, 28, of the 6000 block of Logan Way in Bladensburg.

About 5 a.m. Sunday, patrol officers were called to the 3000 block of Branch Avenue in Hillcrest Heights for the report of a stabbing. When they arrived at the victim’s apartment, police found Richardo Donnell Johnson, 28, suffering from an apparent stab wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigators say Williams went to the victim’s home Sunday, where they argued, and that led to the fatal stabbing. The victim and suspect had been in a romantic relationship.

Williams was at the scene when officers arrived. She is charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault.

»Murder suspect Portia Nikkia Williams of Bladensburg, courtesy of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

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PGCPS teen charged as adult in triple shooting.

Football player allegedly shot teammates, self after argument

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A month after the Frederick Douglass High School football team won the state 2A championships and three days after it was honored by the Prince George’s County school board, a team member allegedly shot and wounded two other players and himself.

Delano Dunmore, 16, has been charged as an adult with attempted first-degree and second-degree murder, according to Prince George’s County police.

Investigators believe an argument erupted in Dunmore’s Clinton home Sunday afternoon and officers arrived at the scene around 4 p.m. to find the three teams members suffering from gunshot wounds, police said. The victims, whose names have not been released, are 16 and 17 years old and one of them is at a local hospital in critical condition, police said.

Sherrie Johnson, a spokeswoman for the county school system, said extra counselors will be available to any Frederick Douglass student who would like support processing through the incident.

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Police: Dump truck driver in custody after intentionally hitting 2 cruisers in Md.

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A dump truck struck two police cruisers at the Woodmore Towne Center just off Interstate 95 and Landover Road. (Prince George’s County Police Department)

A dump truck driver was arrested Wednesday after police say he intentionally rammed two police cruisers at a Glenarden shopping center.

No one was hurt and no officers were in the cruisers at the time of the incident, which Prince George’s County police said occurred at the Woodmore Towne Center just off Interstate 95 and Landover Road.

The incident began a little before noon as two patrol officers were outside a Costco planning to refill fluids in the cruisers when there was a “brief exchange of words” with the driver of the dump truck, said Lt. William Alexander, a police spokesman.

It’s unclear what the man — who police said was unprovoked — said to officers through the window of his truck, Alexander said. But the officers believe it was a “negative conversation” and “they’re alert to the fact that this guy doesn’t seem happy to police,” Alexander said.

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