Friday, March 13, 2015

Detectives Make Quick Arrest in Forestville Homicide

Daveon Lamar Ward

The Prince George’s County Police Department made a quick arrest in connection with a homicide in Forestville. The victim is 24-year-old Dayonte Mathew Shannon of Morocco Street in Capitol Heights. The suspect is 26-year-old Daveon Lamar Ward of the 6500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Forestville.

On March 12, 2015, at about 3:50 pm, patrol officers were called to the 6500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, patrol officers found Shannon suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Shannon was pronounced dead on the scene.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim and suspect got into an argument that escalated into the shooting. Shannon and Ward were acquaintances. Ward was arrested this afternoon in Southeast Washington. He is charged with second degree murder.

Anyone with information about this homicide 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 1-866-41-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go and submit a tip online.

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