Man accused of killing stepfather in Bowie posted photo posing with body

A man was found dead at Dalby Court in Bowie. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
A man was found dead at Dalby Court in Bowie Saturday morning. The suspect is the victim’s stepson. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)

Bowie police say they were called to the scene of a possible homicide Saturday morning at around 8am. The victim’s stepson is in custody. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)

A man was found dead at Dalby Court in Bowie. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)

WASHINGTON — A man is believed to have killed his stepfather and posted multiple pictures of the body to social media Saturday morning in Bowie, Maryland, police say. And authorities confirmed that one of the pictures showed the suspect lying next to the body.

Police say they responded to a call at 15100 Dalby Court at about 8 a.m.

The caller told 911 operators, “Son had killed my husband,” according to police documents.

Upon arriving, authorities discovered Ronald Pinkney dead in the garage.

They then sought out the suspect, Pinkney’s stepson, Navar Beverly.

Family members confirmed Beverly and Pinkney’s identities to WTOP.

Prince George’s County police spotted Beverly in a vehicle near Hampton Mall. Police began a vehicular pursuit of Beverly, which led toward Bowie, Maryland.

According to Tyler Hunter, a spokesman with Prince George’s County police, the vehicular pursuit ended at Devonwood Drive, where Beverly exited the car and was chased on foot. The pursuit ended at the 1000 block of Dodson Court.

Hunter said Pinkney died from upper body trauma.

According to police documents, a witness told police that Beverly had said to them: “I told you I would do it.”

Police say Beverly has a history of domestic disputes, both verbal and physical.

Prince George’s County detectives learned that approximately two months ago, Bowie City Police responded to the same Dalby Court address for an altercation between Pinkney and Beverly.

In that incident, Beverly strangled Pinkney in a choke hold until a witness intervened, police said.

Here’s a map of the sequence of events with clickable locations.

WTOP’s William Vitka contributed to this report. 

Editor’s note: This story was originally published on 7/8/17 at 3:31 p.m. It was updated 7/9/17 at 1:28 p.m. to include the identities of the victim and suspect.

Mike Murillo

Mike Murillo is a reporter and anchor at WTOP. Before joining WTOP in 2013, he worked in radio in Orlando, New York City and Philadelphia.

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