- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Five people were killed in the District and Prince George’s County on Memorial Day, rounding out a violent weekend in which the two jurisdictions saw a total of seven homicides.

Among Monday’s slayings were a fatal double shooting that killed two cousins in Capitol Heights and another double shooting in which a 15-year-old was killed.

Around 11:30 p.m. Monday, Prince George’s County police responded to the 1300 block of Rollins Avenue in Capitol Heights for a report of gunshots and found two men, who relatives said were cousins, dead inside a parked Lexus.

Police identified the victims as Anthony Stevens McKelvin, 28, of the 4200 block of Suitland Road in Suitland, and Sean Oneil Ellis, 24, of the 1900 block of Colette Terrace in District Heights.

The men were found inside a silver Lexus LS 430 that belonged to Mr. Ellis’ mother. Neither man was sitting in the driver’s seat, leading investigators to think a third person may have been with the men and witnessed the shooting, police spokesman Cpl. Henry Tippett said.

A source with knowledge of the investigation said police have previously served drug-related search warrants at the home of one of the men. No evidence found at the scene of the shooting indicates the killings were drug-related, homicide detective Lt. William Rayle said.

Mr. McKelvin was a Fairmont Heights High School graduate who had completed a program with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program and was getting ready to start a masonry apprenticeship, said his mother, Cynthia McKelvin. He spent much of his free time in a recording studio crafting rap songs with friends, she said.

“My son wasn’t the type to fight,” she said.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen the two men or the Lexus out that day to call the county’s homicide unit at 301/772-4925.

A Capitol Heights man was also gunned down in the District on Monday, Metropolitan Police said.

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Morse Street Northeast around 4 a.m. and found 28-year-old Keith Leon Turner suffering from gunshot wounds. He died less than an hour later at a local hospital.

Another fatal shooting was reported in the District late Monday night in the Shaw neighborhood, Metropolitan Police said.

Officers responded to the 1400 block of New Jersey Avenue Northwest around 10:15 p.m. They found two people shot, one of them fatally.

Police on Tuesday identified the person who was fatally shot as 15-year-old Isaiah Harris of Northwest Washington.

Prince George’s police are also investigating the death of a 60-year-old D.C. man found dead in a Chillum parking lot Monday morning. An employee from a local business found Edward Jerome Scott lying in the parking lot behind a business in the 900 block of Chillum Road around 8:35 a.m., Cpl. Tippett said. Police said Mr. Scott, of the 400 block of Quackenbos Street Northwest, had suffered trauma to the body but would not elaborate on his injuries. Investigators think he died a little more than 24 hours before he was found, Lt. Rayle said.

Two other homicides also were reported in the region over the holiday weekend.

Garrett Armand White, 25, of the District was found lying in the 5400 block of Georgia Avenue Northwest suffering from what police called a “laceration” at around 3:35 a.m. Sunday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died, Metropolitan Police said.

Jimmie Lee Hunter, 34, of Temple Hills was fatally shot Friday night outside Frank’s Tavern in Capitol Heights, Prince George’s police said. Officers were called to the liquor store in the 1700 block of Kenilworth Avenue around 7:25 p.m. for a report of a shooting. Mr. Hunter, of the 3700 block of Gull Road, died from his wounds at a local hospital.

Police sources said Mr. Hunter had been talking to women in a sport utility vehicle outside the liquor store when he was approached by two people on bicycles who shot him and fled into the District.

Police in both jurisdictions are continuing to investigate all seven homicides and have yet to make any arrests. The slayings are not thought to be related.

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