Tuesday, March 13, 2012

PGPD Announces Arrest in Murder on Brooks Drive

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has arrested 27 year-old Jonathan Blades in connection with the murder of 19 year-old Darryl Nicholas McCoy in Suitland, Maryland.

Homicide detectives identified Jonathan Blades, of the 18600 block of Nathans Place in Gaithersburg, Maryland, as a suspect in this case.  Jonathan Blades was arrested in the 2900 block of St. Clair Drive in Temple Hills, Maryland, on March 12, 2012.  Jonathan Blades has been charged with first degree murder and has been remanded to the Department of Corrections in Upper Marlboro, Maryland on a no bond status. 

On January 5, 2012, at approximately 2:18 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 2000 block of Brooks Drive to check on the welfare of an unresponsive male.  Upon arrival, officers found 19 year old Darryl Nicholas McCoy, of the 3500 block of Silver Park Drive in Suitland, lying near the parking lot of an apartment complex suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  He was pronounced dead on scene.  Detectives are currently working to identify a suspect(s) and motive in this case.  

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), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ to submit a tip online.

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