Saturday, March 2, 2013
Many residents of the College Park neighborhood call the Feb. 12 shooting an isolated incident.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Saturday, March 2
By Anamika Roy Capital News Service COLLEGE PARK – “It’s quiet. Real quiet,” says Elsy Guevara, standing on her front steps as her two young daughters, Heidi and Kahyla Rodriguez, fidget beside her—and the silence on the street is almost audible. Twelve-year-old Heidi doesn’t want her family to move. Two streets away from the site of a murder-suicide—the second murder in a little over two years—she feels safe. Nestled between University Boulevard and Metzerott Road, Crystal Springs—a neighborhood of brick-and-siding, tract houses mostly built in the 1970s that line five narrow dead-end streets—is home to both families and University of Maryland students. More than 700 people live in about 200 housing units in Crystal Springs, according to …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
'It's really hard for me to even believe that this has happened,' said a professor who worked with the gunman.
- POLICE & FIRE
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 …
Both the shooter and his victims were University of Maryland students, authorities said.
Prince George's County police have identified the suspect in Tuesday's murder-suicide in College Park as Dayvon Maurice Green, 23, of the 8700 block of 36th Ave. in College Park. Green was an engineering graduate student who suffered from a mental illness, according to police. The victim who died was identified as Stephen Alex Rane, 22, of Silver Spring. Rane was an undergraduate at UMD. A second victim, also a 22-year-old undergraduate, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is reportedly undergoing surgery this afternoon. For more information, and to follow the latest updates in this story, visit here.
'Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families in this time of grief.'
The University of Maryland Student Government Association issued the following statement in response to Tuesday morning's murder-suicide in College Park: Today, we are shocked and saddened by this morning’s horrific news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families in this time of grief. We encourage the Terp family to come together at 7:00 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel for a Community Memorial Gathering so we can begin the healing process. The Student Government Association hopes that all community members will seek the help he or she needs to cope with this tragedy. Our peaceful community is shaken when such a violent act is committed so close to home. A list of mental health resources can be found here. Specifically…