Sunday, February 12, 2023

Detectives Investigating Fatal Stabbing in District Heights

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred Friday in District Heights. The victim is 46-year-old Laron Mecco West of District Heights. 

On February 10, 2023, at approximately 10:55 am, patrol officers were called to the 3700 block of Donnell Drive for a stabbing. Once on scene, they discovered the victim outside suffering from stab wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives are working to identify the suspect(s) and determine a motive in this case. 

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 (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.) Please refer to case number 23-0008392.  

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