Monday, October 28, 2013

PGPD Charges Three Suspects in Murder of Jesse Chavez

Deandre Weems

Rinaldo Savon Washington

Kimfrey Williams

One week after 27 year old Jesse Chavez was fatally shot during a robbery at an Oxon Hill hotel, three suspects are now in custody and charged with the murder. 

The suspects, all from Southeast Washington, are identified as 20-year-old Deandre Weems, of the 4200 block of 6th Street, 18-year-old Rinaldo Savon Washington, of the 1100 block of Barnaby Terrace and 23-year-old Kimfrey Williams, of the 5300 block of C Street.

Court documents state on October 21, 2013, at about 10:00 pm, Weems walked into an Oxon Hill hotel, pulled out a gun and demanded cash from an employee.  The employee complied.  Moments later, Chavez approached Weems, the two struggled and Weems shot Chavez.  Weems then ran to a car and fled in a dark-colored Toyota Camry.  Investigators believe Williams drove the car, and Washington acted as a lookout during the robbery.

The Prince George’s County Police Department quickly posted surveillance video and photos on our social media sites and asked for the public’s help in identifying the shooter.  Our community and media outlets pitched in, spreading the word online and on air. A tipster who saw that video then contacted Crime Solvers and anonymously provided the information detectives needed to close the case. Using the tipster’s information, detectives were able to identify Weems as the shooter.  Investigative developments then led to the identification of Washington and Williams.  That person is now eligible for up to $25,000 in reward money.

Detectives recovered the handgun used in the murder during a search of Weems’ home.  The torched getaway car, which was stolen, was also recovered in Washington, D.C. on October 24, 2013.

All of the suspects are in custody.  Williams and Washington are in Prince George's County.  Weems remains in custody in the District of Columbia, awaiting extradition.  The investigation is ongoing.  These suspects are believed to be responsible for additional robberies in Prince George’s County and Washington, D.C.

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