Two men arrested on gun charges in College Park

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Two men were arrested Saturday night on charges related to shooting into a large crowd of people gathered in a College Park fast food restaurant parking lot, police said.

According to a report from the Prince George’s County Police Department, Melvin Douglass Watson, 18, of the 6100 block of Greenbelt Road, and 20-year-old Dikimbe Rasheed David-Brandon, of the 5500 block of Volta Avenue, Bladensburg, were charged with reckless endangerment and possession of a handgun.

At about 12:50 a.m. Saturday, police were called to the 8200 block of Baltimore Avenue on reports of a fight. When officers arrived on the scene, they found about 200 people in the parking lot of a McDonalds. Police heard gunshots and saw a man shooting in the crowd, as well as shots being fired from an SUV parked nearby.

Several minutes later, police spotted the SUV a short distance down the road. They stopped the car, but a passenger attempted to flee on foot. Officers chased down and arrested the man who attempted to run, as well as the driver of the car. A gun was recovered in the vehicle.

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