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Woman shot dead; man in custody following Upper Marlboro barricade

Police said a woman found shot in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, is dead and an armed man is in police custody after he barricaded himself in a home early Thursday. Prince George’s County police said the man was taken into custody at about 6:40 a.m. after officers responded to the 12400 block of Cecily Court for the report of a domestic-related incident at about 2:20 a.m.
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Police blotter: Shots fired into home, Woodbridge man faces rape charge

Shooting into a Residential Dwelling – On September 13 at 7:06PM, officers responded to investigate a destruction of property that was reported to have occurred at a residence located in the 3500 block of Wharf Ln. in Triangle (22172) earlier that afternoon. The homeowner reported to police that sometime between 4:30PM and 5:30PM that evening, loud noises were heard. Upon checking the home later that evening, damage was discovered in the living room wall. The investigation revealed that multiple rounds were fired before three men left the area. One of the rounds entered the home through the siding before becoming lodged in a living room wall. No injuries or additional property damage were reported.

Maryland Law Enforcement: Announce Indictment of Multiple Members of “39 Babies” Gang

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today announced the indictment of 11 defendants for multiple charges including participation in a criminal gang, first degree murder, assault, and firearm-related counts. The investigation was led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), and the Maryland Attorney General’s Office. (video)

3 men charged in fatal shooting of 8-year-old Maryland boy PJ Evans

LANDOVER, Md. (7News) — Prince George's County Police arrested three men in the fatal shooting of 8-year-old Peyton John “PJ” Evans, who was gunned down last month in Landover, Maryland. Twenty-one-year-old Desmond Nkwocha, 23-year-old Mark Nkwocha and 23-year-old George Shamman were all charged by police. Evans was killed while playing...

Woman Found Dead In Street Before Barricade In Upper Marlboro

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WJZ)– Prince George’s County police responded to the scene of a barricade situation after a shooting in Upper Marlboro. A woman was found shot dead in the street when police arrived. Officers responded to the 12400 block of Cecily Court around 2:30 Thursday morning for a domestic incident, where they found the woman shot. She was pronounced dead on the scene. A man was taken into custody. Update 7:50am: Homicide Investigation underway. At 2:20 am officers responded to the location for the report of a shooting. Once on scene, they located an adult female a short distance away in the roadway suffering from gunshot wounds. She has been pronounced dead on the scene. — PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) September 16, 2021     Stay with WJZ for more on this developing story.
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Three Men Arrested in Killing of 8-Year-old Peyton ‘PJ' Evans in Landover

Three men have been arrested in the killing of an 8-year-old boy in Prince George's County, police said Wednesday. The suspects, 21-year-old Desmond Nkwocha, 23-year-old Mark Nkwocha and 23-year-old George Shamman, all face attempted first-degree murder, second-degree murder and weapons-related charges, police said. Eight-year-old Peyton “PJ” Evans was killed on...

Annapolis Man Charged Following Hit & Run Crash, Police Officer Assault in Glen Burnie

An Annapolis man was arrested in connection with the assault on officers following a hit and run crash in Glen Burnie. On September 3, 2021, at approximately 11 a.m., officers and EMS personnel were dispatched to the area of Mountain Road and SB Route 10 for a three-vehicle injury crash. Upon arrival, officers learned that one vehicle ran the steady red light crashing into two vehicles and causing minor injuries.

Charles County Sheriff's Office: Detectives Arrest Suspect in Connection with Four Convenience Store Robberies

On September 8, Eugene Emanuel Hardy, 31, of Waldorf, was arrested in connection with four armed robberies of convenience stores in the county. In each case, Hardy entered a store, displayed a handgun, demanded money, and fled. As a result of the investigation, detectives assigned to the Robbery Unit and investigators from the Agency’s Homeland Security Section identified the suspect. Detectives apprehended Hardy and then served a search warrant at his residence and recovered evidence linking Hardy to the robberies. Hardy was charged with armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and theft. He is being held without bond at the Charles County Detention Center.

Irishman called largest purveyor of child porn gets 27-year sentence

GREENBELT, Md. — An Irishman described as the world’s largest facilitator of child abuse imagery has been sentenced to 27 years in prison. Eric Eoin Marques, 36, of Dublin, pleaded guilty in February 2020 to conspiracy to advertise child pornography on the dark web, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office from the District of Maryland. Marques, a dual citizen of Ireland and the United States, was extradited by Irish authorities and arrived in the U.S. on March 23, 2019, to face federal charges that had been filed in Maryland on Aug. 8, 2013, the news release stated.