Monday, February 27, 2017

Two Suspects Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Douglas Brooks

Diante Brewer

Deshawn Watkins
Homicide Unit detectives have charged two suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of Douglas Brooks in August of 2016. The suspects are 19-year-old Diante Brewer of the 200 block of M Street in Southwest Washington and 18-year-old Deshawn Watkins of the 1000 block of 5th Street in Southeast Washington.

On August 21, 2016, at about 1:05 am, patrol officers were called to the 3600 block of Parkway Terrace Drive in Suitland for a shooting. They found the victim, 18-year-old Douglas Brooks, outside suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Through various investigative techniques, detectives developed Brewer and Watkins as suspects in this fatal shooting. Detectives believe there are additional suspects.

The preliminary investigation reveals the suspects intended to rob Brooks and others who were attending a party in the apartment complex where the homicide occurred.

Anyone with information on this fatal shooting is asked to please call our Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers who wish 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 to go and submit a tip online.

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