Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Police Investigate Homicide on Judith Avenue

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating the homicide of 21 year-old David Anthony Shaw in District Heights, Maryland.    
On April 1, 2012, at approximately 8:17 a.m., patrol officers responded to the 2700 block of Judith Avenue for a report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, officers located Shaw, of the 6500 block of Hill Mar Drive, Forestville, Maryland, and another man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  They were transported to a local hospital where Shaw was pronounced dead and the other man was treated for his injuries and released.
Preliminarily, the investigation revealed Shaw announced a robbery at the home. Shaw knew the six people who were inside. He shot one of the robbery victims in the leg, prompting another robbery victim to try to disarm Shaw. That victim wrestled the gun away from Shaw and shot Shaw.  Shaw later died of his injuries. 
Homicide detectives and the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office will review the incident to determine if the shooting was a justified act of self-defense.
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/ and submit a tip online.

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