Monday, January 9, 2017

Detectives Charge Suspect in Suitland Homicide

Devonte Proctor

Homicide Unit detectives charged a suspect in connection with a homicide in Suitland in late December. The suspect is 25-year-old Devonte Proctor of the 3200 block of Walters Lane in District Heights. 

On December 31st, at about 5:25 am, the victim, 34-year-old Terria Petty of Suitland, was found in 3500 block of Silver Park Drive outside in the rear of a building. She was suffering from a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals the victim and suspect got into an argument that escalated into the fatal shooting. The victim and suspect were acquaintances.  

Proctor is charged with first and second degree murder and a weapons charge. He has admitted his involvement in the murder. He's being held at the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status. 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the 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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