Fugitive Murder Suspect Threatened Police Officers with Shotgun While Being Served with Warrant

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CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD – A fugitive murder suspect is now facing more charges after assaulting two police officers during his arrest. 47-year-old Reginald Hawkins was arrested Monday for the November murder of his girlfriend, 45-year-old Nakisha McMillian of Capitol Heights.

Last fall, McMillian was found deceased in her home in the 1600 block of Eastern Avenue on November 18, 2021.

“At the time, the PGPD opened an investigation into her death. On June 10, 2022, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the cause of death as multiple injuries and the manner of death a homicide. On June 11, 2022, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Hawkins in connection with the homicide. The suspect and victim were in a relationship and lived together,” the Prince George’s Police Department said. “On June 13, 2022, at approximately 5:00 am, PGPD officers served the arrest warrant for Hawkins at his home on Eastern Avenue. The officers knocked on the front door and were let inside by a family member. Once inside, two officers announced themselves before encountering Hawkins who was in the basement holding a shotgun. Two PGPD officers discharged their duty weapons.”

No one was injured. Hawkins was taken into custody. The weapon he was holding was recovered on scene.

The PGPD’s Major Crimes Division and Internal Affairs Division are investigating the incident.

In addition to second-degree murder and related charges stemming from the 2021 homicide, Hawkins is also charged with first and second-degree assault for pointing the weapon at the officers.

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