Posts Tagged ‘homicide’

Va. Woman Is Pr. George’s 29th Homicide Victim

Friday, April 8th, 2011

A Virginia woman was shot and killed in Bladensburg, Md., Thursday night, and a baby girl was found with her body, a Prince George’s County Police spokesman said.

Shawnta Lysheema Coleman, 33, of the 6400 block of Wilcox Court in Alexandria, Va., was found shot behind an apartment complex at about 10:20 p.m. Thursday, police Cpl. Henry Tippett said.

The baby, found with Coleman’s body in the 5600 block of Emerson Street, was unharmed, police Cpl. Larry Johnson said. She is in the custody of the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services, Johnson said.

A call made to the Department of Social Services was not immediately returned.

It was not known whether the baby was related to Coleman, Johnson said.

Coleman is the county’s 29th homicide victim in 2011, and the second this month.

Abraham Felipe-Lopez, 32, of the 1400 block of Kanawha Street in Langley Park, Md., was fatally stabbed during an argument on Saturday.

- By Maryland Newsline’s Alexander Pyles

Pr. George’s 16th Homicide in Temple Hills

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

A Washington, D.C., man became the 16th homicide victim in Prince George’s County this year as he left a Temple Hills, Md., banquet hall early Saturday morning, a police spokesman said.

Brandon Earl Baswell, 24, was found shot outside Plaza 23 Event Center in the 4300 block of St. Barnabas Road in Temple Hills around 3:30 a.m., police Cpl. Larry Johnson said.

Baswell, of the 2900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue S.E., was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

Prince George’s County Police went to the scene when a Seat Pleasant, Md., police officer called county police after hearing gunshots, Johnson said.

Police have no leads and have not identified a motive in the shooting, he said, but believe someone saw the shooting take place.

“There were at least 50 to 100 people out there at the time who did not cooperate” when questioned by police, Johnson said. Most of those people are believed to have been in the Plaza 23 Event Center, where Johnson said a concert was just finishing.

A message left at the event center was not immediately returned.

Plaza 23′s website says the establishment is a banquet hall facility and that it is “available for rental seven days a week, 365 days a year on a first-come, first-served basis.”

Johnson said anyone with information can make an anonymous tip to Prince George’s County Police by calling Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477), texting “PGPD” and a message to CRIMES (274637), or by submitting a tip via the police website.

-By Maryland Newsline’s Alexander Pyles

District Heights Killing Is Pr. George’s 15th

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

A District Heights man was shot and killed late Monday afternoon, Prince George’s County police said.

Mckinney Antonio White Jr., 34, was found by police in the 5700 block of Silver Hill Road at about 5 p.m. Monday, a police statement said.

Police do not yet have any suspects or a motive.

“We’re still pleading with the public for information,” said police Cpl. Erica Johnson.

White, of the 6800 block of Atwood Street, is the 15th person killed this year in the county, including 13 homicides that occurred by Jan. 13.

Johnson said there is no indication that White’s slaying is connected to any previous case.

-By Maryland Newsline’s Alexander Pyles