Thursday, February 7, 2013

PGPD Arrests Suspect in Murder of Salaam Adams

Brandon Anthony Battle

The Prince George's County Police Department arrested a suspect in the murder of 20 year-old Salaam Adams of Durham, NC.

The suspect is identified as 26 year-old Brandon Anthony Battle of the 6200 block of Springhill Court in Greenbelt.  Battle is charged with first and second degree murder.  He is currently in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no bond status.

On February 4, 2013, around 7:25 am, Maryland-National Capital Park Police officers responded to the 2600 block of Oxon Run Drive in Hillcrest Heights for a man down call. Upon arrival, police officers found Adams in Oxon Run Park, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

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 and submit a tip online.

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