Prince George's County, MD Crime & Safety

Detectives Arrest Man Connection with Oxon Hill Homicide: Prince George’s County Police

Michael Dequane Woodruff was arrested on October 3, 2021. He’s charged with the murder of 39-year-old Robert Hall of Washington, DC. On September 11, 2021, at approximately 2:10 am, officers responded to the 800 block of Maury Avenue for the report of a shooting. Officers located the victim outside suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
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Police Charge Suspect in Double Murder at Senior Living Community in the Town of Capitol Heights Prince George County

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit charged the suspect who shot and killed two employees at the Gateway Village senior living community in the town of Capitol Heights on Friday. The suspect is 63-year-old Roy Batson of Capitol Heights. Batson lived at the complex. He is accused of fatally shooting 46-year-old Mackeda Evans of Temple Hills and 46-year-old Michelle Boateng of Capitol Heights. In addition to working at Gateway Village, Boateng also lived at the facility.

‘I Think That Is Just Horrible’: Owner Of Escaped Zebras On The Loose In Prince George’s County Charged With Three Counts Of Animal Cruelty

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WJZ) — Police swarm the home of a Maryland zebra owner after he was charged with three counts of animal cruelty. One by one, dozens of police cars and animal control crews swarmed Jerry Holly’s property in Prince Georges County with heavy machinery in tow. “It looks like somebody is in big trouble, “ said neighbor, Raynette. With binoculars in hand, Raynette was hoping to catch a glimpse of the exotic animals. “I was hoping to be able to use them to see in case they were off in a distance, “ said Raynette WJZ cameras were rolling Wednesday night as police...
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Man fatally shot in Prince George’s County, police say

A man was fatally shot Monday night in Prince George’ s County, the police said. He was killed about 8:25 p.m. in the 3700 block of Branch Avenue, according to Officer Thomas Lester, a Prince George’s County police spokesman. The victim was found outdoors in a commercial area, near Iverson...

Purple Lights Night draws crowds to learn about domestic violence among college students

Purple Lights Night has been taking place at the University of Maryland every October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, for years. (Julia Nikhinson/The Diamondback) Content warning: This article contains mention of domestic violence. With tie-dying and pumpkin painting under a sunny fall sky, Thursday’s Purple Lights Night at McKeldin...

Man injured in shooting outside Prince George’s County mosque

Police in Prince George’s County, Maryland, are investigating a shooting that happened outside a mosque. It happened just outside the Diyanet Center of America on Good Luck Road in Lanham just after 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Police found a man with gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital, and police described his condition as “stable.”

Farm owner charged with animal cruelty after zebra deaths

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — A farm owner in Prince George's County faces three counts of animal cruelty after the death of two zebras. Authorities were called Tuesday, after a TV news helicopter spotted a dead zebra on farm property. Last month, the decomposed body of another zebra belonging to the...