The Homicide Unit has arrested and charged 35-year-old Deandre Abbott of the 200 block of W Street in Washington, D.C. for the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Raphael Taper of District Heights.
On May 30, 2021, at approximately 11:50 am, patrol officers responded to the 7700 block of Marlboro Pike for a shooting. The victim was located outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect shot the victim following a verbal dispute. The suspect and victim were known to each other. Abbott is charged with first and second degree murder, armed carjacking and related weapons charges.
If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS, go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, 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.) Please refer to case 21-0024045.