Juvenile Identified as One of Two Suspect in Fort Washington Murder

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FORT WASHINGTON – Police in Fort Washington have arrested and charged two suspects, including one juvenile for the shooting murder of an unnamed adult male on Wednesday. The Prince George’s County Police Department said the adult suspect 31-year-old Anthony Shaw of Washington, DC. The juvenile suspect is a 16-year-old male from Washington, DC, but his name has not been released. Both suspects are charged as adults in this case, the department said.

According to police, at approximately 1:00 pm, patrol officers were called to the 2500 block of Corning Avenue for a shooting. 

“They discovered the victim in the roadway suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene. A description of the suspect’s vehicle was broadcast to officers,” the PGPD said in a statement. “One of the responding officers observed a car matching that description leaving the area. The officer attempted a traffic stop but the driver refused to stop. A short pursuit was initiated. The suspect vehicle crashed in the 4800 block of Wheeler Road and the two occupants jumped out of the car in an attempt to flee. The teenage suspect was arrested nearby.”

Police said through their investigation, Shaw was identified as the second suspect and the Metropolitan Police Department was notified.

On Thursday, he was taken into custody in Washington, DC, where he remains pending extradition to Prince George’s County.

Police suspect the pair shot the victim after robbing him.

“At this point in the investigation, there is no evidence suggesting the suspects and victim knew each other,” the department said.

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