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Charles Co. school music teacher faces sex abuse charges: superintendent

WASHINGTON — A Charles County Public Schools teacher faces multiple charges and is accused of inappropriate contact with students over a seven-year period, the schools superintendent announced Wednesday.

Ralph Marvin Van Dyke Jr. was charged with sexual abuse of a minor and sexual offense in the fourth-degree stemming from students’ reports. His charges came to light after a sealed grand jury indictment was made public Wednesday during a bond hearing, Superintendent Kimberly Hill said in a message to parents and guardians.

Van Dyke, an instrumental music teacher since 2006 at North Point High School in Waldorf, Maryland, is accused of having inappropriate contact with students from 2010 to 2017, Hill said.

Van Dyke’s personnel file had contained several previous complaints, Hill said: two were reprimands for inappropriate conduct — one was from 2006 from a Thomas Stone High School principal and another was from 2012 from Hill when she was a principal at North Point — and a third complaint was from a teacher to a vice principal that was not student-related.

Hill said that when the school system was notified of the incident, it immediately removed Van Dyke from his teaching duties and ordered that he have no contact with students.

In a separate message, North Point principal Daniel Kaple told parents and guardians that Van Dyke was put on administrative leave and assigned temporarily to an administration building since Nov. 15, 2017.

“Charles County Public Schools’ general practice is to immediately remove any employee accused of inappropriate behavior from having contact with students during the investigation of charges,” Hill said in her message.

But, she added that the school system puts the employee on administrative leave with pay or assigns them to a temporary position in the administrative offices until “resolution of the charges,” which, Hill said, “allows for a thorough and unbiased investigation.”

“Resolution can take months, even more than a year, depending on how long it takes for outside agencies to investigate, file charges or adjudicate the case,” Hill said.

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Md. pastor, 2 others charged with sexually abusing teens in at-risk church group

WASHINGTON — Three Maryland men, including the head pastor of a Prince George’s County church and a Capitol Police officer, have been charged with sexually abusing four teen girls involved in a church-run program for at-risk youth.

Prince George’s County police said that the teens were abused between 2001 and 2008 when they were 15–18 years old, and that they came forward as adults.

Police have arrested Joshua Wright, 67, of Brandywine, who is the head pastor of the church; his son William Wright of White Plains, a minister at the church; and Donald Jackson, also of White Plains, the pastor’s son-in-law.

William Wright is also a Capitol Police officer, according to charging documents. Eva Malecki, a Capitol Police spokeswoman, told WTOP that Wright has been taken off duty.

All three men are charged with child abuse, assault and sex offenses. Both Jackson and William Wright admitted to police that they engaged in sex acts with the teens, according to charging documents.

Police said the teens were enrolled in the Children Having Overcoming Power program run by the Oxon Hill Assembly Of Jesus Christ in Fort Washington, Maryland. Under the program for “at-risk youth,” the teens lived in the homes of church members and took classes at the church.

According to charging documents, the teens were placed in the men’s homes, where they reported being regularly sexually abused. Police said abuse also took place in parks and at the church.

The church program ended in 2011. Police are asking anyone else who participated in the church program and were abused to speak with investigators.

You can call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Child and Vulnerable Adult Unit at 301-772-4930. Callers who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com.

WTOP’s Kristi King contributed to this report. 

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Latest: 2 of 3 teen suspects ordered held without bail

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a Maryland police officer (all times local):

2:15 p.m.

Two of the three teens most recently charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Baltimore County police officer have been ordered held without bail.

Fifteen-year-old Darrell Jaymar Ward and 16-year-old Derrick Eugene Matthews waived their right to appear in court Wednesday, and Judge Barbara Jung ordered them jailed at an adult lock up.

Jung said she didn’t believe a juvenile facility was appropriate considering the murder charges they face in the death of officer Amy Caprio.

Seventeen-year-old Eugene Robert Genius IV appeared through video and requested a postponement because his lawyer couldn’t attend Wednesday. The judge agreed.

A fourth suspect, 16-year-old Dawnta Anthony Harris, is also charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond. The Associated Press does not ordinarily identify underage suspects unless they face adult charges, as all four teens do in this case.

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11 a.m.

A prominent Baltimore defense attorney says he and another well-known attorney will represent the 16-year-old suspect charged with first-degree murder in the death of a young female police officer.

Attorney J. Wyndal Gordon said Wednesday he will join with lawyer Warren Brown to represent Dawnta Anthony Harris. He says they won’t allow the teen suspect to be “sacrificed to the system without due process and zealous advocacy.”

Authorities say Harris fatally struck officer Amy Caprio with a stolen Jeep.

On Tuesday, Harris was represented by a public defender at his initial court appearance.

Gordon made headlines earlier this year representing a mentally ill woman left outside a Baltimore hospital wearing only a patient gown and slippers on a freezing night.

Co-counsel Brown is a longtime Baltimore defense attorney.

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10:40 a.m.

Court documents say a teenager accused of fatally striking a Baltimore County police officer with a stolen Jeep identified the three other teens now facing charges in her death.

Probable cause statements obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday say 16-year-old Dawnta Anthony Harris told a detective he was waiting in a black Jeep while the three other teens committed a burglary earlier this week in Perry Hall.

Fifteen-year-old Darrell Jaymar Ward, 16-year-old Derrick Eugene Matthews, and 17-year-old Eugene Robert Genius IV are charged as adults with first-degree burglary and first-degree murder in the killing of officer Amy Caprio.

Court records don’t list defense attorneys. Attempts to reach people believed to be relatives of the teens were not successful.

Probable cause statements say Matthews and Ward admitting to committing the burglary. Another says Genius at first declined to give a statement but later objected to being charged with murder, saying he was in the house when the killing occurred.

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8:55 a.m.

Authorities say three more teens have been charged as adults with first-degree murder in the death of a Maryland police officer.

Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger says 15-year-old Darrell Jaymar Ward, 16-year-old Derrick Eugene Matthews, and 17-year-old Eugene Robert Genius IV are charged in the killing of Officer Amy Caprio.

The three were scheduled to appear at bail hearings Wednesday.

A fourth suspect, 16-year-old Dawnta Anthony Harris, is also charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond. The Associated Press does not ordinarily identify underage suspects unless they face adult charges.

Authorities say Caprio was run down by a stolen Jeep on Monday after responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle.

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11 p.m.

A 16-year-old charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Maryland police officer has been ordered held without bail by a judge who called him a “one-man crime wave.”

Authorities say Dawnta Anthony Harris was supposed to be on house arrest when he ran down Baltimore County police Officer Amy Caprio with a Jeep earlier this week.

A local prosecutor says authorities also anticipate bringing felony murder charges against three other teens who police say were burglarizing a nearby home while Harris waited in the car.

The teens were taken into custody Tuesday. A police spokeswoman said she expects an announcement about their charges on Wednesday.

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Van Jones Is Targeted for a Racist Attack Because He’s Trying to Help Prisoners

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Inmate Colette Monahan waits to be released from the Utah State Prison in Draper last July. Utah passed a measure this year cutting probation time for prisoners who get treatment for mental illness and substance abuse after they are released. (AP)

 

One of Jared Kushner’s pet projects is prison reform. I’m not an authority on the subject but I belong to a group that has a prison ministry (I’m not part of that ministry) and, in principle, what he’s trying to do is a good thing. We’ve gotten to the point where we’ve nearly made it impossible for ex-cons to get a job that enables them to earn a living. My county seat is a “prison zone.”  It has three state prisons and a youth facility, and the re-entry program is basically a handshake, a ride to the bus terminal and a small amount of money. Small wonder that the recidivism rate is in the high double digits.

The House just passed a prison reform bill, which may or may not see the light of day in the Senate. And one of the people working with the Trump White House to push this through Congress was Van Jones. Jones, if you recall, is the self-described revolutionary who was a member of the Obama White House who was forced to resign over his track record of making inflammatory statements. Just a few points before we move on to the main card event. If you believe prison should provide the opportunity for redemption and reform, then the House bill is a good baby step in that direction. If you believe that in this time of hyper-partisanship that everyone should try to make an effort to find common ground, then a bill pushed by the White House passing 360-59 is a good thing. And it got that bipartisan margin because of Jones and others like him. But if you believe that Trump must be opposed at all costs (and sadly, this group is not exclusively of the left) then Jones is a traitor. And worse.

Then we have the appearance of Oliver “make that a quadruple bacon cheeseburger” Willis:

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This is fairly disgusting but it is who and what Willis is. He’s been like that for years and it isn’t likely to change. It also shows the willingness on his part to happily perpetuate an injustice rather than let the Trump administration get credit for anything (again, how very like our own NeverTrump extremists; take, for instance, the commentary on any of the pro-life steps Trump has taken.). I hope that this insanity dies down and we can return to some sort of normalcy where the actions of the administration and people working with the administration can be judged on their merits rather than knee-jerk opposition to Trump because he’s Trump. But I’m not holding my breath.

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2 teens charged in this month’s fatal stabbing at DC Metro station

WASHINGTON — D.C. police announced they have made two arrests in this month’s stabbing death of a 16-year-old near the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro Station.

Kurt Hewitt, an 18-year-old from Southeast D.C., and his 16-year-old cousin, Demonte Hewitt of Northeast D.C., were charged with second-degree murder while armed for their role in the stabbing death of 16-year-old Tyshon Perry.

Perry was a student at KIPP DC College Preperatory high school.

Both suspects were already in jail on unrelated burglary and kidnapping charges when they were booked for the charges related to Perry’s death, Chief Peter Newsham said at a news conference on Wednesday.

It appears the stabbing was a result of a dispute that happened at school earlier on May 1, Newsham said.

“It’s a very complicated case, but it does appear that there was a dispute at the school earlier that day,” he said.

The chief declined to give further details except to say neither suspect is a student at KIPP. Newsham said the investigation is ongoing, and he did not rule out the possibility of more arrests.

“In this particular case — and this is really troubling — I think there is a lot of fear,” Newsham said. “There were a lot of young people out there, they observed a very violent act where they lost one of their friends, and they are very fearful of retaliation that might occur.”

Perry’s father had also said he was worried that students at KIPP are afraid something could happen to them as well, Newsham said.

“We hope these arrests will alleviate some of the fears of our young people who are just attending school,” Newsham said.

The fact the two suspects were already in jail might have helped alleviate some of those fears. Newsham told reporters he thought it was “safe to say” someone came forward with information after the initial arrests were made.

“We’ve had circumstances like this in the past. Eventually, people come forward with information,” he said. “So, I say all that to say we’re going to urge people who may have seen something to continue to let us know, because this investigation is ongoing.”

Newsham also told reporters that police were making progress in an unrelated case of a 15-year-old who was fatally shot in Southeast D.C. near Democracy Prep High School.

“We’re very confident homicide is going to be able to do something with that case,” Newsham said. “It’s another horrific case.”

WTOP’s Max Smith contributed to this report.

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3 more teens charged in death of Maryland police officer

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — Three more teens have been charged as adults with first-degree murder in the death of a Maryland police officer, authorities said Wednesday.

Fifteeen-year-old Darrell Jaymar Ward, 16-year-old Derrick Eugene Matthews, and 17-year-old Eugene Robert Genius IV were charged in the killing of officer Amy Caprio and were scheduled to appear at bail hearings Wednesday afternoon, said Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger.

The three were taken into custody Tuesday.

A fourth suspect, 16-year-old Dawnta Anthony Harris, is also charged with first-degree murder and was ordered held without bond after a hearing Tuesday in which a judged described him as a “one-man crime wave.” The Associated Press does not ordinarily identify underage suspects unless they face adult charges.

A defense lawyer requested Harris be sent to a juvenile lockup, but prosecutors noted his series of auto theft arrests and a repeated history of running away from juvenile facilities.

Caprio was run down by a stolen Jeep on Monday after responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle, investigators, have said.

The slain officer’s body camera footage clearly shows Harris accelerating the Jeep at her after she tried to apprehend him on the cul-de-sac in the suburban Perry Hall community northeast of Baltimore, prosecutor William Bickel said during a bail hearing Tuesday.

“She fired her weapon. He ran over her,” Bickel said.

Harris was apprehended shortly after abandoning the Jeep, which had been stolen May 18 in Baltimore, he said. According to probable cause statement, Harris admitted as much, telling a detective that he “drove at the officer.”

Harris was supposed to be on house arrest and was still wearing a court-ordered ankle bracelet when he ran down Caprio, authorities said. The ninth-grader was on house arrest at his mother’s West Baltimore home, but ran away May 14, they said.

Sam Abed, the Maryland Secretary of Juvenile Services, said at a news conference that his department had made “many attempts” to contact Harris after he went missing from his mother’s house but was unsuccessful.

The ankle bracelet Harris was wearing Monday simply indicated whether he was inside or outside his home — it did not track his whereabouts, Shellenberger said.

“Did the system not work?” police Chief Terrence Sheridan said. “It sounds like … it could have worked better in this particular case.”

Caprio, who would have been on the force four years in July, was smart, athletic and energetic, just the type of officer you want to hire, Sheridan said. She and her husband were to start vacation this weekend to celebrate their third wedding anniversary and their upcoming birthdays, police said.

A medical examiner determined she died of trauma to the head and torso, according to Sheridan.

The death stunned the quiet, residential neighborhood, said Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, who lives nearby.

“The community I represent stands united in grief for this fallen police officer, and our hope is that all those involved are brought to justice,” Marks said.

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Rankin reported from Richmond, Virginia. Associated Press writers Denise Lavoie in Richmond, Virginia, Courtney Columbus in Towson, Maryland, and Randall Chase in Dover, Delaware, contributed to this report.

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Man stabbed near DC museum

WASHINGTON — A man was stabbed Wednesday morning near to D.C.’s National Portrait Gallery.

The stabbing happened in the area of 7th and G streets NW, also near to the Gallery Place Metro station and Chinatown neighborhood.

Police said the victim was suffering stab wounds in the upper extremities but was conscious and breathing when they were taken to the hospital.

No arrests have been made although police are looking for a black male with dreadlocks seen near 8th and H Street, NW.

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Three more teens charged in Maryland officer’s slaying

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — Three more teenage boys have been charged in the Monday killing of a Baltimore, Maryland, police officer.

Darrell Jaymar Ward, 15; Derrick Eugene Matthews, 16; and Eugene Robert Genius IV, 17, were charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in Baltimore County police Officer Amy Caprio’s killing.

On Tuesday, 16-year-old Dawnta Anthony Harris, who was supposed to be on house arrest for auto theft was charged with first-degree murder in Caprio’s death.

After hearing about Harris’ numerous recent run-ins with the law, a judge called him a “one-man crime wave” and ordered the teen held without bail.

More than 20 police officers were in the courtroom when Harris made his first court appearance by video. Harris has been charged as an adult in the Caprio’s killing. Caprio was responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle. She was 29-years-old.

Harris was waiting in the vehicle, a Jeep, while three other teens were inside a nearby home committing a burglary, according to authorities and court records.

The slain officer’s body camera footage clearly shows Harris accelerating the Jeep at Caprio after she tried to apprehend him on the cul-de-sac in the suburban Perry Hall community northeast of Baltimore, prosecutor William Bickel said during the hearing.

“She fired her weapon. He ran over her,” Bickel said. Harris was apprehended shortly after abandoning the Jeep, which was stolen May 18 in Baltimore, he said.

A yellow lockup jumpsuit appeared baggy on Harris’ slight 120-pound, 5-foot-7 frame during the hearing in Towson. When asked if he understood the charge he faces, Harris mumbled “yes” as he sat next to his public defender.

Harris has a series of auto theft arrests and a repeated history of running away from juvenile facilities, according to prosecutors. The teen was on house arrest at his mother’s West Baltimore home but ran away May 14, they said.

Judge Sally Chester ordered the ninth-grader to be held at Baltimore County Detention Center, an adult lockup.

“Your client is one-man crime wave,” Chester told Harris’ public defender, who was pushing for Harris to be sent to a juvenile lockup.

According to a probable cause statement filed Tuesday, Harris told a detective that he “drove at the officer” and then abandoned the Jeep a short distance away.

Police said in a statement that the Jeep was found with a bullet hole where Caprio fired her service weapon at the driver just before she was struck.

The three teens — ages 15, 16, and 17 — who police say were burglarizing the house were tracked down at their families’ homes in Baltimore, Chief Terrence Sheridan said.

They were in custody but had not yet been identified or formally charged as of late Tuesday afternoon. Scott Shellenberger, the state’s attorney for Baltimore County, said at a news conference that authorities believe all three can be charged with felony murder in Caprio’s death.

“They are in for everything that occurs as a result of that burglary, including when their co-defendant is outside running over a police officer and killing her,” Shellenberger said.

A medical examiner determined Caprio died of trauma to the head and torso, Sheridan said.

Caprio, who would have been on the force four years in July, was smart, athletic and energetic, just the type of officer you want to hire, the chief said. She and her husband were to start vacation this weekend to celebrate their third wedding anniversary and their upcoming birthdays, police said in a news release.

The death stunned the quiet, residential neighborhood, said Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, who lives nearby.

“The community I represent stands united in grief for this fallen police officer, and our hope is that all those involved are brought to justice,” Marks said.

Gov. Larry Hogan ordered flags to fly at half-staff through Friday, the day of Caprio’s funeral.

Tony Kurek, who lives on the street where Caprio was fatally injured, told The Associated Press his adult son was outside in the family’s yard Monday afternoon when the son saw the officer with her gun drawn, confronting someone in a Jeep.

“The next thing he heard was a pop, and he saw the Jeep take off and run right over her,” Kurek said. The car left skid marks, he said, and officer was on the ground bleeding.

Harris was wearing an ankle bracelet at the time, Shellenberger said. But the bracelet simply indicated whether Harris was inside his home or outside his home — it did not track his whereabouts, he said.

Sam Abed, the Maryland Secretary of Juvenile Services, said at the news conference that his department had made “many attempts” to contact Harris after he went missing from his mother’s house but was unsuccessful.

“Did the system not work?” said Sheridan, the police chief. “It sounds like … it could have worked better in this particular case.”

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Rankin reported from Richmond, Virginia. Associated Press writers Denise Lavoie in Richmond, Virginia, Courtney Columbus in Towson, Maryland, and Randall Chase in Dover, Delaware, contributed to this report.

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This story has been corrected to remove a reference to the officer being shot. Police have said she was not found with a gunshot wound.

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3 more teens charged in Maryland officer’s death

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — Three more teenage boys have been charged in the Monday killing of a Baltimore, Maryland, police officer.

Darrell Jaymar Ward, 15; Derrick Eugene Matthews, 16; and Eugene Robert Genuis IV, 17, were charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in Baltimore County police Officer Amy Caprio’s killing, according to the Baltimore Sun.

On Tuesday, 16-year-old Dawnta Anthony Harris, who was supposed to be on house arrest for auto theft was charged with first-degree murder in Caprio’s death.

After hearing about Harris’ numerous recent run-ins with the law, a judge called him a “one-man crime wave” and ordered the teen held without bail.

More than 20 police officers were in the courtroom when Harris made his first court appearance by video. Harris has been charged as an adult in the Caprio’s killing. Caprio was responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle. She was 29-years-old.

Harris was waiting in the vehicle, a Jeep, while three other teens were inside a nearby home committing a burglary, according to authorities and court records.

The slain officer’s body camera footage clearly shows Harris accelerating the Jeep at Caprio after she tried to apprehend him on the cul-de-sac in the suburban Perry Hall community northeast of Baltimore, prosecutor William Bickel said during the hearing.

“She fired her weapon. He ran over her,” Bickel said. Harris was apprehended shortly after abandoning the Jeep, which was stolen May 18 in Baltimore, he said.

A yellow lockup jumpsuit appeared baggy on Harris’ slight 120-pound, 5-foot-7 frame during the hearing in Towson. When asked if he understood the charge he faces, Harris mumbled “yes” as he sat next to his public defender.

Harris has a series of auto theft arrests and a repeated history of running away from juvenile facilities, according to prosecutors. The teen was on house arrest at his mother’s West Baltimore home but ran away May 14, they said.

Judge Sally Chester ordered the ninth-grader to be held at Baltimore County Detention Center, an adult lockup.

“Your client is one-man crime wave,” Chester told Harris’ public defender, who was pushing for Harris to be sent to a juvenile lockup.

According to a probable cause statement filed Tuesday, Harris told a detective that he “drove at the officer” and then abandoned the Jeep a short distance away.

Police said in a statement that the Jeep was found with a bullet hole where Caprio fired her service weapon at the driver just before she was struck.

The three teens — ages 15, 16, and 17 — who police say were burglarizing the house were tracked down at their families’ homes in Baltimore, Chief Terrence Sheridan said.

They were in custody but had not yet been identified or formally charged as of late Tuesday afternoon. Scott Shellenberger, the state’s attorney for Baltimore County, said at a news conference that authorities believe all three can be charged with felony murder in Caprio’s death.

“They are in for everything that occurs as a result of that burglary, including when their co-defendant is outside running over a police officer and killing her,” Shellenberger said.

A medical examiner determined Caprio died of trauma to the head and torso, Sheridan said.

Caprio, who would have been on the force four years in July, was smart, athletic and energetic, just the type of officer you want to hire, the chief said. She and her husband were to start vacation this weekend to celebrate their third wedding anniversary and their upcoming birthdays, police said in a news release.

The death stunned the quiet, residential neighborhood, said Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, who lives nearby.

“The community I represent stands united in grief for this fallen police officer, and our hope is that all those involved are brought to justice,” Marks said.

Gov. Larry Hogan ordered flags to fly at half-staff through Friday, the day of Caprio’s funeral.

Tony Kurek, who lives on the street where Caprio was fatally injured, told The Associated Press his adult son was outside in the family’s yard Monday afternoon when the son saw the officer with her gun drawn, confronting someone in a Jeep.

“The next thing he heard was a pop, and he saw the Jeep take off and run right over her,” Kurek said. The car left skid marks, he said, and officer was on the ground bleeding.

Harris was wearing an ankle bracelet at the time, Shellenberger said. But the bracelet simply indicated whether Harris was inside his home or outside his home — it did not track his whereabouts, he said.

Sam Abed, the Maryland Secretary of Juvenile Services, said at the news conference that his department had made “many attempts” to contact Harris after he went missing from his mother’s house but was unsuccessful.

“Did the system not work?” said Sheridan, the police chief. “It sounds like … it could have worked better in this particular case.”

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Rankin reported from Richmond, Virginia. Associated Press writers Denise Lavoie in Richmond, Virginia, Courtney Columbus in Towson, Maryland, and Randall Chase in Dover, Delaware, contributed to this report.

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This story has been corrected to remove a reference to the officer being shot. Police have said she was not found with a gunshot wound.

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Police release video of possible shooter in BW Parkway killing

WASHINGTON — The Prince George’s County police are looking for a person of interest in the killing of a 29-year-old Maryland man shot along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway earlier this month.

Investigators released surveillance video from a convenience store on South Dakota Avenue in D.C., which was recorded about 15 minutes after the shooting that claimed James Edwards’ life.

Edwards, of New Carrollton, was shot during the evening rush hour May 9 on Annapolis Road, which investigators said is just off the BW Parkway. Since the shooting happened at 6:10 p.m. in broad daylight, police said, it is likely other drivers saw something.

Preliminarily, detectives do not believe it was a random act.

The video shows a young man wearing a white tank top and jeans walk into the store and up to the counter. The video clearly shows his face which is enhanced for viewers by police.

A $25,000 reward is being offered for a tip that leads to a conviction. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app.

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