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4 teens killed in stolen Kia crash after police pursuit in Prince George's
Family members identified two of the four teenagers who died when a stolen car crashed into a tree in Glenarden, Maryland, Friday evening. Cousins Serenity Sellman, 15, and Dartrel Byers, 17, were together when two other teens picked them up up in a stolen Kia Sorento about 7 p.m. Friday.
Patricia Johnson, 52, killed in alleged domestic dispute
Family and friends are mourning the brutal death of Patricia Johnson, who police say was fatally shot inside her home during the early morning of Oct. 1. Officers from the Seventh District Metropolitan Police Department responded to a call regarding a shooting in the 4000 block of 13th Street, Southeast, D.C. at around 3:49 a.m. When authorities arrived at the residence, they discovered Johnson, 52, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Johnson eventually succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Men Shot, Ran Over Teen In Temple Hills Who Attempted To Steal Money From Him: Police
Two men have been arrested in connection to the deaeth of 19-year-old District resident Tyzaiah Gaither in Temple Hills over the summer. On Monday, the Prince George's County Police Department announced that Jeffrey Coachman, 49, and Recco Bouknight, 53, both of Washington, DC, are each facing multiple murder charges following a June shooting near a local liquor store and apartment complex.
Incident of Serious Use of Force in Washington, D.C. - Officer Body-Worn Camera Footage Withheld
Witness a serious use of force incident that occurred on 9/26/2023, on the 1100 block of 4th Street, SW. This redacted footage from an officer's body-worn camera provides a raw and unfiltered look into the realities of law enforcement.
DC Police investigating attempted check cashing store robbery in Southeast
WASHINGTON (7News) — The Metropolitan Police Department seeks public assistance in identifying a person in relation to an attempted store robbery in Southeast. Just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, a man entered a check cashing store in the 1200 block of Marion Barry Avenue. The man passed an employee a note demanding money, police said.
Morgan State University on lockdown due to active shooter situation
Witness an exclusive interview with a Morgan State University student who shares firsthand experiences of the terrifying active shooter situation on campus. Tune in for this riveting account, only on FOX 5.
Fatal stabbing in Waldorf leaves one man dead
CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing that happened in the early hours of Oct. 3 in Waldorf. At about 12:15 a.m., officers responded to the report of a stabbing in a house in the 12700 block of Pearson Drive. There, they found two people suffering […]
Parents frustrated with Suitland High School football team suspension after incident with opposing team
SUITLAND, Md. (DC News Now) — A Prince George’s County high school varsity football team is suspended after an altercation with the opposing team. Parents say it’s unfair that only one team was suspended while the other still gets to play. A video from a game on Sept. 22 shows the moments after a victory […]
Shooting in NW DC's McPherson Square leaves 56-year-old man dead, police say
WASHINGTON (7News) — A shooting in Northwest, D.C. left a 56-year-old man dead Sunday, according to police. Officers said they responded to sounds of gunshots at McPherson Square around 9:40 p.m. While searching the scene, officers found a man with gunshot wounds across from the 900 block of 15th...
$100,000 and $50,000 Powerball Tickets Sold in Maryland; Jackpot Now at $1.2 Billion
Check your Powerball tickets from last night’s drawing because you could be a big winner! Even though no one hit the estimated $1.04 billion jackpot on Monday, there was a $100,000 winning ticket sold in Howard County and a $50,000 winning ticket purchased in Prince George’s County. A...
Prince George’s County legislation aims to address hospital emergency room wait times
BETHESDA, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - Prince George’s County Council Vice Chair Wala Blegay introduced legislation on Tuesday, Sept. 26 to establish a task force to address long emergency room wait times. The measure would establish an 11-member task force to evaluate best practices and make recommendations for reducing...
Defendant Accepts Last Minute Plea Offer in Murder Case
On Oct. 3, a defendant decided to waive his right to a jury trial and accepted a plea offer on the morning his homicide trial was scheduled to begin. Niko Hall, 31, is one of three co-defendants charged in relation to the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Anthony Lee. The incident...
Escaped Virginia Inmate Identified as a Suspect in a Maryland Armed Carjacking, Police Say
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — An inmate who escaped from Department of Corrections custody at a Virginia hospital in August has been identified as a suspect in an armed carjacking in Maryland last month, authorities said. A man approached a woman as she got out of her Nissan Sentra in...
Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Domestic Violence Assault Of Child And Child’s Mother
LEONARDTOWN, Md. – State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced today that Delonte Rivens, 38, of District Heights, Maryland, was sentenced to 35 years in the Division of Corrections, with 15 years of active incarceration, for a domestic violence assault. On January 27, 2023, at 2:18 AM, officers from both...
Man accused of stabbing, setting mother on fire inside Virginia apartment
Friends of Silvia “Kelly” Abacay wiped away their tears Tuesday as prosecutors showed pictures of the bloody crime scene in a gruesome murder case in Falls Church.
Man stabbed in shoulder at DC bus stop
WASHINGTON - Authorities say a man was stabbed in the shoulder early Tuesday morning at a D.C. bus stop. The stabbing was reported just after 12:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of Bladensburg Road in the northeast. The man injuries are not believed to be life threatening. The motive for...
Prince George's Co. Superintendent unveils plans to tackle chronic school bus problems
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. (7News) — Prince George's County Public Schools buses arrive late in the morning and get the kids home late in the afternoon. Sometimes they don’t even arrive at all. PGCPS is still short 200 bus drivers with nearly 200 bus routes unstaffed. The situation...
Maryland Residents to Benefit from $29M in Social Services Funding: Draft Report Available for Review
The Department of Human Services (DHS) has published its Draft Social Services Block Grant Report. The report covers October 1, 2023, to September 30, 2024. It's available for review and comments on the DHS website. The report outlines expected funding and services for Maryland residents.
Local Police Seek Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Attempted Robbery on Marion Barry Avenue
Metropolitan Police Department's Seventh District detectives are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect involved in an attempted robbery at a check cashing store in Southeast, DC. The incident took place on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at approximately 12:55 p.m. at a store on the 1200 block of Marion Barry Avenue.
2 teens charged with distribution of Fentanyl on school property
ARLINGTON COUNTY, Va. (DC News Now) — The Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) said two people were arrested after an investigation into fentanyl overdoses. Walter Zelaya Padilla, 19, from Fairfax, is charged with Distribution of Fentanyl to a Person Under the Age of 18, Distribution of Narcotics in a School Zone, Conspiracy to Distribute Narcotics […]