Detectives arrested the suspect in this morning’s homicide in Forestville. The suspect is 42-year-old Delante Sellers-Mason of the 7200 block of Donnell Place in Forestville. He’s charged with fatally shooting 26-year-old Thaddeus Tate of Donnell Place. The suspect and victim were neighbors.
On March 3rd, shortly after midnight, patrol officers were called to the 7200 block of Donnell Place for a shooting. The officers found Tate inside of an apartment suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect and victim were involved in a dispute prior to the shooting.
Sellers-Mason fled the apartment following the shooting. He was located and arrested a short time later not far from the scene. He is charged with first and second degree murder and is in the custody of the Department of Corrections.
Anyone with information 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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.