Friday, February 5, 2016

Detectives Make Quick Arrest in Drug-Related Homicide

Tyon Darnell Garner

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit made a quick arrest in this morning’s homicide in Temple Hills. The suspect is 27-year-old Tyon Darnell Garner of the 6400 block of Hilmar Drive in Forestville. He is charged with fatally shooting 18-year-old Randy Edward Franklin, Jr. of Southern Avenue in Temple Hills.
On February 5, 2016, at about 12:30 am, patrol officers were called to the 2600 block of Southern Avenue for a shooting. When they arrived, they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead.
Detectives quickly established Garner as the suspect. The preliminary investigation reveals this fatal shooting stemmed from a drug deal. Officers arrested Garner this morning in the 3400 block of Walters Lane. He’s charged with first degree and second degree murder and other related charges.
Anyone with information on this fatal shooting 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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