Thursday, March 31, 2011

PGPD Announces Arrests in the Homicide of a University of Maryland Student

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has arrested 22 year-old Stephan Weaver and 23 year-old Deandre Ricardo Williams in the homicide of 22 year-old Justin Vance Desha-Overcash that occurred in College Park, Maryland.

On January 11, 2011 at approximately 11:27 a.m., patrol officers responded to the 8800 block of 38th Avenue for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they discovered Desha-Overcash, of the 8800 block of 38th Avenue in College Park, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

During the course of the investigation, Detectives identified Weaver, of the 2600 block of Kinderbrook Lane, Bowie, and Williams, of the 5800 block of Field Place, N.E. in Washington, D.C., as suspects in the case. Detectives have determined the motive to be robbery. Both suspects have been charged with First-Degree Murder. Weaver has been remanded to the Department of Corrections in Upper Marlboro, Maryland on a no bond status. Williams was arrested in Washington, D.C. with the assistance of the Metropolitan Police Department and is currently awaiting extradition.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online. There is a $25,000 reward being offered for any information in this case.

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