A Prince George’s County police spokesperson announced on Nov. 29 that they’d arrested a 37-year-old Forest Heights man whom they believe is responsible for killing a 31-year-old man from Oxon Hill. The defendant now is being held on both first- and second-degree murder charges for shooting the man after a minor traffic crash.
The decedent’s mom grew concerned on Nov. 24 when she didn’t receive her daily phone call from her son this past Sunday. She knew that he’d agreed to pick up a friend from a nightclub on Saturday evening to make sure that they got home safely.
After she didn’t hear from him for the majority of the day, she started searching for him. After she checked her apartment’s parking lot and didn’t locate his car, she then visited area hospitals and contacted the police. Other family members went on to social media to plead for help in locating him. Within hours, detective contacted her to let her know that they’d found him.
It wasn’t the happy reunion that she hoped for. When the detectives reached out to her, they let her know that they’d found him shot dead in the middle of the street.
They determined that her son had been involved in a car accident with the man who now stands accused of his murder. He apparently had told the victim that he didn’t have his insurance card, but that he’d get it for him if he simply followed him down the street to 5600 Woodland Drive, the house where he lived. They got into an argument there and her son was shot dead.
Police pieced together witness accounts and made the arrest days later. While the decedent’s mom was pleased to find out that the man accused of killing her son had been captured, she says that he’ll sorely be missed by many including herself, his girlfriend, family members and friends.
Crimes such as murder carry some of the most lengthy sentences. It’s not uncommon for a defendant to receive a life sentence or the death penalty if they’re convicted of such a crime. With so much at stake, you’ll want to make sure that you’re represented by an experienced Prince George’s County criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights in your case.