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Prince George's Police Investigate Murder-Suicide

Couple was recently divorced.

Lester Lee Fletcher, Jr. (Photo courtesy Prince George's Police Department.)
Lester Lee Fletcher, Jr. (Photo courtesy Prince George's Police Department.)

A Prince George's woman who had been out celebrating her birthday was shot to death by her ex-husband who then turned the gun on himself, committing suicide, according to police.

Patrol officers were called to the 7200 block of Jaywick Avenue in Fort Washington just after midnight Wednesday for a shooting.  When they arrived, they found a woman and man in the parking lot of an apartment complex, both suffering from gunshot wounds.  

Michelle Miranda-Fletche and Lester Lee Fletcher Jr., both 32, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses heard the couple arguing before shots rang out, police said.

Fletcher shot his ex-wife multiple times before shooting himself, authorities said.

“The preliminary investigation suggests the gunman, the woman’s ex-husband, was waiting for her when she arrived,” according to a statement from Prince George’s police. “The suspect drove up to the woman’s car and began to threaten her.”

ladypoet April 10, 2014 at 02:10 PM
So sad for both families.
Steven Spiegel April 20, 2014 at 09:40 PM
I can never figure out what drives people to do these things . I have had MANY problems in my life with relationships and drug addition but no matter how low I felt at any given time I knew that Jesus will help get us through our problems as long as we believe. My heart goes out to the families with a prayer for there loss .

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