- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Prince George’s County Police yesterday arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the fatal shooting of another teen outside a Metro station on March 11.

Police said Khiry Montay Moore of Cindy Lane in Capitol Heights was charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Maurice Powell, 18, also of Capitol Heights.

Maj. Dan Dusseau, commander of the Criminal Investigations Division, said police are seeking three others in connection with the shooting but had not obtained warrants for their arrest.

Police said Mr. Powell and two friends were returning from a movie in Georgetown at about 1:30 a.m. when they were approached near the Addison Road-Seat Pleasant Metro station. Mr. Powell’s friends told police that they thought they were going to be robbed and ran.

Police said Mr. Moore fired three shots, two of which hit Mr. Powell, who died at the scene.

Police Chief Melvin C. High said the community cooperated with that investigation and also with investigations into a rash of other shootings in the past week and urged residents to continue to provide tips.

“I want you to call us day or night,” Chief High said. “But don’t tolerate disorder.”

Maj. Dusseau said police yesterday closed another homicide case with an arrest in connection with the death of Jorge Figueroa-Ortiz, who was found March 5 fatally shot in his car in the 12300 block of Clonnie Place.

Police yesterday had not released the man’s identity.

News of the arrests came amid a spike in homicides in the county. Eight persons were fatally shot in the past six days, with six of the shootings occurring from Friday to Sunday, according to police.

The latest shooting occurred just after 7 p.m. yesterday in Hyattsville.

Police said a 52-year-old man was fatally shot in front of an apartment complex in the 3400 block of Toledo Terrace during a robbery attempt.

Police said the man, who was not identified, was walking home from the Prince George’s Plaza shopping center just after 7 p.m. and briefly scuffled with his attacker before he was shot

Officers with weapons drawn swarmed the apartment complex searching for the attacker and attempting to locate witnesses.

The killing spree began at about 3 a.m. Friday, when police found Brian Francis Bell, 21, fatally shot in his car in the 7900 block of Central Avenue in Capital Heights.

Later Friday, Theodora Summers, 40, died after being hit by a stray bullet in her Lanham home at about 5:15 p.m.

At about 1 a.m. Saturday, police found Derrick Demar Taylor, 19, lying in the hallway of a Suitland apartment building in the 3800 block of Regency Parkway with another 19-year old, both with gunshot wounds. Mr. Taylor, a D.C. resident, died at a hospital. The other victim survived and was not identified.

Emmanuel Reginald Etheridge, 33, of Laurel, was found at about 7:40 p.m. Saturday inside a car on the 7500 block of Greenbelt Avenue. He was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

At about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, police found Keith Antoine Dreher, 27, shot in the upper body in the 5300 block of Indian Head Highway. Mr. Dreher, of the 700 block of Neptune Avenue in Oxon Hill, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sixth victim, an unidentified man, was found fatally shot in Fort Washington about 9:30 p.m. Sunday in the 9500 block of Glen Way.

Tuesday at about 1:30 p.m., officers found James Harvey Bowie, 22, dead from multiple gunshot wounds in the hallway of an apartment building in the 3200 block of Swann Road where he lived.

As of yesterday, police had made no arrests in those killings.


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