3 slayings investigated in Prince George’s
Police say one suspect posed with body in photos posted on Twitter
A man was arrested Saturday in Prince George’s County in connection with the killing of his stepfather, whose corpse he posed with in photos posted on Twitter, police said.
The suspect and the victim, whose names have not been released, had “a long history of domestic disputes, both physical and verbal,” said Cpl. Tyler Hunter, spokesman for Prince George’s County police. He said the photos, which were discovered by police, have been removed from Twitter.
The victim’s body, which showed signs of trauma, was found by Bowie City police responding to a call about a possible homicide at 8 a.m. Saturday in the 15000 block of Dalby Court, police said. The victim was in his 60s, according to John Nesky, Bowie’s chief of police.
Bowie police identified the victim’s stepson as a possible suspect, and Prince George’s County police saw a suspect matching the man’s description driving near the intersection of Hampton Park Boulevard and Central Avenue, Hunter said.
Police attempted a traffic stop, but the driver did not stop. Officers pursued the vehicle eastbound on Central Avenue until the vehicle came to a stop at Devonwood Drive and Central Avenue, police said. The suspect, who was the only occupant of the car, fled on foot, and after a brief pursuit, officers caught and arrested him, police said.
The killing was one of three that took place in Prince George’s County on Friday night and Saturday morning.
Russell Derk Tolson, 36, of Washington, has been identified as the victim of a Friday night shooting in Greenbelt.
Greenbelt police said officers responded at approximately 10 p.m. Friday to reports of a man down in the 6100 block of Breezewood Court. They found Tolson suffering from gunshot wounds and transported him to Washington Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Another man, whose identity has not been released, was fatally shot Saturday morning in the county, according to police.
Prince George’s County officers responded to a report of a shooting at 5:15 a.m. in the 5700 block of Cypress Creek Drive. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives have not identified a suspect or determined a motive for the crime and are requesting that anyone with information call Prince George’s County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-8477. Police are offering up to $25,000 in exchange for help.