Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Update: Victim Identified in Seat Pleasant Murder

Updated November 21, 2012: Police officers have arrested 24 year-old Lawson Mahdi, of the 13000 block of Bishops Bequest Road in Upper Marlboro, in connection with this murder.  Mahdi is charged with second degree murder and related charges.  The investigation is ongoing.

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating the murder of 31 year-old Sharod Darnell James in Seat Pleasant.

On November 16, 2012, at approximately 11:50 pm, police officers responded to the 5600 block of Martin Luther King Jr Highway for a call of a shooting.  Upon arrival, police officers discovered James, of the 2200 block of Savanah Terrace in Southeast Washington, suffering from gunshot wounds.  He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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 Criminal Investigation Division/Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925.  Callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477).  You may also text “PGPD plus your tip” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.  Crime Solvers is offering a Cash Reward up to $25,000 for tips that lead to an arrest and indictment in this case.

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