Monday, January 4, 2016

Detectives Arrest Two Suspects in Fort Washington Homicide

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested two suspects in connection with Sunday’s homicide in Fort Washington. The victim is 33-year-old Larry Ellis Jr. of Osgood Court in Clinton. The suspects are 29-year-old Tyron Taylor of the 4500 block of Payne Drive in Fort Washington and 25-year-old James Baskins of the 200 block of Morgan Street in Northwest Washington.

On January 3, 2016, at about 4:40 am, patrol officers were called to the 3900 block of Kilbourne Drive for a welfare check. When they arrived, they found Ellis outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives quickly established Taylor and Baskins as suspects. They were arrested Sunday evening in Fort Washington. The preliminary investigation reveals the motive was robbery. The suspects and victim were acquaintances. Taylor and Baskins are both charged with first and second degree murder and related charges.

Anyone with information on this homicide 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, text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) or go to and submit a tip online.


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