Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Suspect Indicted in Connection With Fatal Crash in May

Bernard Gibson III

On Tuesday, a Prince George’s County grand jury indicted a man for murder in connection with a fatal crash in Temple Hills back in May. The suspect, who was already in custody in this case, is 24-year-old Bernard Gibson III of the 4900 block of Braddock Road in Temple Hills. He’s charged in the death of 24-year-old Tavon Todd of N Street in Southwest Washington.

On May 18th, shortly before 5:00 pm, patrol officers responded to the 5400 block of Temple Hills Road for the report of a crash involving a car and a county school bus. Todd was the only occupant in the involved car. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect was seen on surveillance video shooting at Todd’s car as the car fled a parking lot in the 6300 block of Allentown Road. Gibson then got into his car and began to chase after Todd. Todd crashed not far from the shooting scene. Gibson was arrested on June 2nd and initially charged with attempted murder.

On July 19th, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the victim’s manner of death as a homicide and the cause of death as multiple injuries related to the car crash.

Gibson is being held on a no-bond status.

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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