Monday, December 12, 2016

Detectives Arrest Suspect in Temple Hills Homicide

Ernest Deshawn Edwards
The Homicide Unit arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting in Temple Hills last week. The suspect is 19-year-old Ernest Deshawn Edwards of the 2800 block of Colebrooke Drive in Temple Hills. The victim is 26-year-old Michael Corey Roberts of Elliott Place in Temple Hills. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime.

On December 5th, at about 8:20 pm, patrol officers were called to the 3200 block of Curtis Drive for the report of a shooting. The victim was found outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later.

The preliminary investigation reveals the fatal shooting stemmed from an attempted robbery.

The suspect is charged with first and second degree murder as well as weapons related charges.

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 and submit a tip online.

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