Friday, May 10, 2019

Update on Death Investigation and Shooting in Landover

PGPD Homicide Detectives have preliminarily determined the person responsible for the death of a man in Landover in April was acting in self-defense.  

The investigation revealed that on April 22nd, at approximately 9:00 pm, 23 year old Tauron Williamson of Livingston Terrace of Oxon Hill and 22-year-old Tyron Wheeler of the 4000 block of Hayes Street in Northeast DC were attempting to rob two men on 75th Avenue in Landover. Wheeler had a gun during the robbery and shot one of the victims.  That victim was listed in critical condition.  The second robbery victim fought back and struck Williamson in the head with a rock. Williamson died of those injuries on April 25th.  Preliminarily, detectives have determined that the second robbery victim was acting in self defense when he struck Williamson.

It is also important to note that an initial medical observation indicated that Williamson had also been shot, but a later autopsy determined that his injury was solely the result of being struck in the head with the rock.  

Wheeler is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and related charges. He’s in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.

Detectives are in consultation with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office regarding this investigation.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call our detectives 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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