Monday, December 31, 2018

Two Suspects in Custody for Homicide in City of Seat Pleasant

Larence Godfrey Jr.                          Michelle Godfrey

Homicide Unit detectives charged two suspects in connection with the homicide on Friday in the city of Seat Pleasant. The suspects are 36-year-old Larence Godfrey Jr. and 41-year-old Michelle Godfrey, both of the 2000 block of Fort Davis Street in SE Washington. They are charged with the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Eric Smith Jr. of 68th Place in Seat Pleasant. The suspects are in custody in Delaware awaiting extradition to Prince George’s County.  

On December 28th, at approximately 11:35 am, patrol officers were called to a home in the 200 block of 68th Place for the report of a shooting. They located the victim outside on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds. He died a short time later.

The preliminary investigation reveals the shooting stemmed from an on-going dispute between Larence Godfrey and the victim. Following the shooting, both suspects fled the state and were located in Delaware. In Prince George's County, they are charged with first and second degree murder and related charges.

Anyone with information on 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), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

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