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Police fatally shoot man near FedEx Field

Police fatally shoot man near FedEx Field

Prince George's County Md. (AP)- Prince George's County police fatally shot a man who they say was threatening people with a handgun in a neighborhood near FedEx Field.

The man, who has not yet been identified, pointed a gun at a teenage boy Monday and other residents reported that he was acting strangely as he walked up and down a street, according to authorities.

Officers arrived and told the man to drop his weapon. Instead, the man brandished the gun toward them and four officers opened fire, police spokeswoman Capt. Misty Mints said.

Latin Kings Leader Sentenced To 60 Years in Prison

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        U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams sentenced Erick Roman, a/k/a “Erick Javier Sierra,” “Malian-T” and “King Malian-T,” age 34, of Laurel, Maryland, late yesterday to 60 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, in connection with his gang activities as a member and leader of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings).

Man Dies In Fatal Stabbing In District Heights

Man Dies In Fatal Stabbing In District Heights

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD (WUSA)--Prince George's County Police say that at approximately 4:02AM Sunday, officers responded to the 7500 block of Marion Street in District Heights, Maryland, for a report of a stabbing.

Police say that when officers arrived at the location they found 28 year old Ralph Benard Thomas Jr, unresponsive, suffering from stab wounds. During the investigation police determined the stabbing actually occured at Silver Hill Road and Suitland Road. Thomas was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police are looking for a light blue or possibly a silver blue late model Chevy occupied by a black male and a black female.

This is the 17th homicide of 2011 in Prince George's County.

Vigilance Must Remain High in Prince George's County

Prince George’s County has certainly suffered through a rough start in the beginning of 2011 as 13 people have been killed in 13 days.  The interim Prince George’s County Police Chief, Mark Magaw, has implored to residents, “These homicides do not appear to be random acts, I expect this cycle of violence to be stopped.”    

He also stated that most of the crimes have been drug-related because of some of the victims’ criminal past.  So far Oxon Hill,surrounding areas Fort Washington, Temple Hills and Suitland, have suffered five of the 13 killings.  Even with that said, it is still important that residents do not let their guard down and continue to practice fundamental safety precautions.  Here are a list of some important tips that can help you keep yourself and your family safe.

Arrest Made in Homicide of James Lamont Tinsley

Arrest Made in Homicide of James Lamont Tinsley

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit announced that an arrest has been made in the homicide of 28 year old James Lamont Tinsley.

On December 11, 2010 at approximately 2:49 a.m., patrol officers responded to a call for a shooting in the 8800 block of Hawthorne Lane.  Upon arrival they discovered Tinsley, of the 11700 block of South Laurel Drive in Laurel, inside of a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound.  He was pronounced dead on scene.  Detectives believe the homicide occurred as the result of a personal dispute 

Former Maryland Probation Officer Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Exporting Guns to Nigeria

Former Maryland Probation Officer Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Exporting Guns to Nigeria

Shipped Weapons Illegally for 10 Years While Employed as a State Probation Officer

        Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Emenike Charles Nwankwoala, age 50, of Laurel, Maryland, today to 37 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for exporting arms without a license, exporting controlled goods without a license and delivery of a package containing a gun to a carrier without notifying the carrier of the gun, in connection with a scheme to export guns and ammunition to Nigeria.  Judge Messitte also ordered that Nwankwoala forfeit the firearms.

Prince George's County Police Officer Nearly Shot by Robbery Suspect During Struggle for Gun

Prince George's County Police Officer Nearly Shot by Robbery Suspect During Struggle for Gun

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigative Response Team is investigating a police involved shooting in which a Prince George’s County police officer traded gunshots with a suspected robber while the two stood just feet away from each other.   

Thursday evening at approximately 8:07 p.m., patrol officers responded to a report of a citizen armed robbery near the 1700 block of Countrywood Court in Landover, Maryland.  An area canvass was conducted and a robbery detective located a suspect matching the description near Cedarwood Court and Sheriff Road.