By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected]
A series of homicide investigations continue in Prince George’s County as law enforcement detectives continue to search for leads after a spike in the number of fatal attacks throughout the area over the last three weeks.
Despite any solid evidence, the only consistency at this time is neither of the cases under investigation are random acts of violence and at this time there are no motives. Authorities are asking for any help from the public right now as these are becoming colder cases with each passing day.
Prince George’s County Police homicide detectives are still investigating a fatal shooting in Suitland early on April 14. The victim, 22-year-old Derrell White of Kendrick Road, was pronounced dead on the scene while another unidentified victim is recovering from non-life threatening injuries.
According to police reports around 3:10 am, patrol officers were called to the 3500 block of Maywood Lane when they found two shooting victims inside a home.
The homicide unit’s investigation of a double fatal shooting that occurred early Sunday morning on April 7 in Capitol Heights is ongoing as well. Trevor Frazier, 24, of East Patrick Street in Frederick and 26-year-old Raymond Giles of Rockcreek Court in Frederick were slain.
Around 12:15 a.m. patrol officers were called to the 5000 block of Fable Street for a shooting. Upon arrival they discovered Frazier and Giles suffering from gunshot wounds. Frazier was pronounced dead on the scene and Giles was taken to the hospital where he later died.
Meanwhile, Kevin Givens, 23, of Upsal Street in Southeast Washington was found shot to death around 7 a.m. on April 10 in Suitland.
Patrol officers responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 3200 block of Ryan Drive. When they arrived, the officers located the victim inside of the car suffering from a single gunshot wound and he was pronounced dead on the scene too.
The Department is investigating a fatal shooting during a break-in at a home in Riverdale on April 10. Victory Mbeng, 18, of the 5000 block of Harland Street in New Carrollton was shot moments after he kicked down the front door of the home while armed at the time.
The unlawful intrusion at the home in Riverdale was recorded on a home surveillance system. After detectives spoke with homeowner during the preliminary investigation and reviewed the video revealing the home was targeted. It appears he won’t be facing any charges at this time.
Around 5:30 p.m. a resident called 911 to alert police that he had just shot at a man who broke into his home. After the shooting, the suspect, Mbeng, ran away. At 5:55 p.m,, Prince George’s County Police were called to Doctors Hospital in Lanham after a man suffering from a gunshot wound was dropped off there. Mbeng reportedly died of his injuries a short time later at the hospital.
However, the coldest of the cases continues to be the apparent murder of Ashanti Carmon, a transgender woman who was killed on March 30 in Fairmount Heights. Police investigators have no leads or suspects in the case where her body was inflicted with multiple gunshot wounds currently while Carmon’s body remains at Capitol Mortuary, a D.C. funeral home that isn’t charging the family a storage fee until the family can afford to make arrangements for a funeral and burial.
Those with information relevant to these investigations are asked to call 301-772-4925. Callers wanting to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or share online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com.