Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has arrested John Fitzgerald Haston 46, of the 9700 block of Surratts Manor Drive, Clinton, Maryland and Craig Stevens Brooks, 49, of the 6500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, District Heights, Maryland in connection with the murder of David Wayne Williams, 44, yesterday afternoon in Bowie, Maryland.
John Haston and Craig Brooks have been charged with first degree murder and armed robbery. Haston has been remanded to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections on a no bond status. Brooks was arrested at 11:15 a.m. this morning at his residence in District Heights and transported to the Criminal Investigations Division.
On July 13, 2011 at approximately 12:46 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 13200 block of Livingstone Endeavour Drive in Bowie, Maryland for a report of a shooting. Officers quickly responded to the area and discovered David Wayne Williams, of this address, inside of his residence suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
A witness from the neighborhood observed the suspects fleeing the residence and provided officers with a description of the suspects. Patrol officers, K-9 units, and the Aviation unit began canvassing the neighborhood and quickly identified two persons of interest in the investigation. One of those suspects, John Haston, was identified as being directly involved with the homicide and charged accordingly. The second person of interest was arrested on a warrant unrelated to this case.
Homicide Detectives identified Craig Brooks as a suspect in this case and obtained a warrant for his arrest. Detectives were able to determine that both Haston and Brooks had targeted the victim and that the motive in this case was robbery.
Chief of Police for Prince George’s County, Mark A. Magaw stated, “This is a text book example of the diligent work that our patrol officers and detectives perform on an everyday basis, working together quickly to solve a murder. A patrol officer was on the scene within six minutes and quickly set up a perimeter, allowing us to capture the murderer within minutes of the killing.”
Anyone with additional information about this case 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) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.