Monday, December 21, 2015

Detectives Make Quick Arrest in Landover Homicide

James Norris III
The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit made a quick arrest in Sunday’s homicide in Landover. The suspect is 28-year-old James Norris III of Mount Olivet Road in Northeast Washington. He’s charged with fatally shooting 28-year-old Turrell Blake of Catesby Terrace in Landover.

On December 20, 2015, at about 5:30 pm, patrol officers were called to the 1000 block of Brightseat Road for a shooting. When they arrived, they found the victim outside of a building suffering from gunshot wounds. He died a short time later at a hospital.

Detectives quickly established Norris as the suspect. He and the victim were acquaintances. The preliminary investigation reveals he and Blake had an argument that escalated into the shooting. Norris was arrested a short time after the incident. He’s charged with first degree murder and related charges. He’s in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no bond status.

Anyone with information on 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 Crimes Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) or go to and submit a tip online.



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