Thursday, May 16, 2013
Authorities in Prince George's County confronted the Silver Spring man Wednesday in a Calverton parking lot.
Authorities say a man high on PCP shot another man in Calverton before stripping off his clothes and climbing onto a fire truck. Mohamed Sulaiman Bah, 24, of Silver Spring faces attempted murder, first degree assault, and other related charges in connection with the incident, according to Prince George's County police. Around 6 p.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the 11900 block of Beltsville Drive for a report of a car accident, PGPD officials said in a statement. When police arrived, they reportedly found a man in the back seat of a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital, where he remains in critical condition. Investigators said Bah fled from the scene of the shooting and made his way to the …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Edwin Morales, 20, faces first- and second-degree murder charges.
Authorities say a Washington, D.C. man was arrested Friday and charged with fatally shooting 20-year-old David Esequel Avelar last month in College Park. According to Prince George's County police, Edwin Morales, 20, of the 3300 block of Monterey Ln. SE was taken into custody in northwest D.C. He faces first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and other related charges. On Feb. 24 at around 4 a.m., police responded to a report of a shooting in the 9100 block of Baltimore Ave. in College Park. When officers arrived, they found Avelar suffering from a gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital. According to police, the shooting occurred when a fight broke out between two groups of people in a hotel parking lot. During the …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green took his life after firing on his roommates, killing one.
Editor's note: Early Tuesday morning, two University of Maryland students were left dead and another injured in a shooting on 36th Ave. in College Park. Police say that the gunman, identified as 23-year-old graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green, set several fires around his house before shooting two of his roommates when they came outside. One—Stephen Alex Rane, 22, of Silver Spring—was later pronounced dead, while another suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Green then turned the gun on himself, according to police. News of the incident sent shockwaves around College Park and the UMD community. Find continuous coverage of this story below, or follow the latest from College Park Patch on Twitter and Facebook. Update, 8:21 p.m.: UMD …
'It's really hard for me to even believe that this has happened,' said a professor who worked with the gunman.
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Tuesday, February 12
By Krystal Nancoo-Russell, Rashee Raj Kumar, and Angela Wong Capital News Service A University of Maryland graduate student who had an unspecified mental illness shot two of his roommates early Tuesday at their house in College Park, killing one and wounding the other before killing himself, police said. Prince George’s County Police identified the shooter as Dayvon Maurice Green, 23, a top University of Maryland engineering graduate student who had interned with NASA as an undergraduate at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Police said Green used a 9mm handgun to shoot and kill one roommate, Stephen Alex Rane, 22, an undergraduate from Silver Spring, and shoot and wound the other, a 22-year-old undergraduate whose name was not …
Sources described a likable engineering student with a strong academic record—and a mental illness.
On Tuesday afternoon, Prince George's County police identified the alleged shooter from an early morning murder-suicide in College Park as 23-year-old Dayvon Maurice Green. According to police, Green was an engineering graduate student at the University of Maryland. Speaking to reporters outside the scene of the shooting, UMD President Wallace Loh said he believed Green had been at the university for about a year. Green earned his undergraduate degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore, officials said. The Baltimore Sun reports that he was a member of Phi Beta Sigma's Gamma chapter and maintained a grade point average above 3.5. Green also participated in the NASA Student Ambassador program and worked at the NASA Goddard Space …
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh offered his sympathies and prayers to the victimes and their families in a statement.
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh issued the following statement in response to Tuesday Morning's murder-suicide in College Park:
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Top stories this week in Prince George's County.
Among stories that received attention this week in Prince George's County were: Police report of dramatic declines in county crime, a bomb squad disarms “hazardous device,” and a teen fencer wins national and international medals. Here are those articles and others. Dramatic Declines in Prince George's Crime At a standing-room only news conference, Prince George's County police and government officials announced a year of historically low crime statistics. The last time crime was this low, Ronald Reagan was president and Doug Williams was the Redskins' quarterback. Laurel Student Threatened to 'Shoot and Kill Others,' Police Say A Laurel High School student was hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation this week after threatening to …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School has sparked broader debate over gun control and whether semi-automatic weapons should be banned.
The Sandy Hook shooting has opened a broader discussion over gun control and whether there should be tighter restrictions on semi-automatic weapons like the one used by shooter Adam Lanza. As Columbia Patch points out, citing an article from The Washington Post, current law bans fully automatic assault weapons, but semi-automatic assault weapons are legal, as well as high-capacity magazines. Since the shooting, Walmart stopped selling online the Bushmaster Patrolman's Carbine M4A3 Rifle, which is in the same family of firearms as the weapon Lanza used, The Huffington Post reports. Wheaton Patch is reporting that Dick's Sporting Goods has suspended the sale of "modern sporting rifles" at all of its stores. The shooting has sparked a …
Monday, December 17, 2012
In response to a deadly school shooting in Newtown, CT Friday, Prince George's County Public Schools officials discuss school safety with teachers and talking to children about trauma.
With news outlets focusing on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT Friday, many parents and teachers are now grappling with how to talk with children about the tragedy taking over the headlines and television channels. Officials from Prince George's County Public Schools shared tips for talking to students about the school shooting and even shared signs that your student is having trouble coping with the event. For more on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, its victims and to learn how you can help, click onto Newtown Patch. Although there is no immediate danger to county schools, Prince George's County Police have increased patrols near elementary schools across the county. Officials also sent school safety …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Top stories this week in Prince George's County.
Among stories that received attention this week in Prince George's County were: a Green Party candidate struck in a hit-and-run, an officer to serve 30 days in the UMD beating case, and a woman released from jail by mistake. Here are those articles and others. Lanham Man Dies in Targeted Shooting Prince George's County police are investigating the fatal shooting of a Lanham man in his rental home Wednesday afternoon. According to police, it was not a random crime, but detectives are working on identifying a motive and suspects. No Criminal Wrongdoing Found in Case of Officer Who Hit Handcuffed Man The State's Attorney for Prince George's County announced this week that it had found "no apparent criminal wrongdoing" from an August case …