Suspect identified, charged in Upper Marlboro shooting death, barricade

Prince George’s County, Maryland, police on Friday identified the suspect and the victim in Thursday’s barricade situation in Upper Marlboro.

Dionte Sims, 38, shot and killed his fiancée, Dina Taylor, in Cecily Court in the predawn hours of Thursday, police said. She was found in the roadway and pronounced dead at the scene.

Sims then barricaded himself inside his residence for several hours and shot at two officers, according to authorities.

He’s being held without bond on charges of first- and second-degree murder, as well as attempted first-degree murder in shooting at the two officers.

Anyone with more information should call the police at 301-516-2512. If you want to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), go online at, or use the P3 Tips mobile app.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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