Friday, December 28, 2018

Fatal Shooting Suspect Indicted on Murder Charge

Jayvon Gattison

A grand jury has indicted a suspect with murder in connection with a fatal shooting in Springdale in October. The suspect is 18-year-old Jayvon Gattison of the 6400 block of Hilmar Drive in District Heights. He’s charged with shooting and killing 21-year-old Dabeyon Byrd of Alconbury Drive in Bowie.

On October 23rd, at approximately 8:55 pm, officers were called to the 9000 block of Quiet Glen Court for a shooting. They discovered Byrd outside suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.  

The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect shot Byrd during an illegal drug transaction.

Anyone with information about this case 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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