Prince George’s police ID victim of fatal District Heights shooting

Police in Prince George’s County have identified the man who was fatally shot Friday in District Heights, Maryland, as 24-year-old Markelle Morrow, of D.C.

According to police, around 5:40 p.m. Friday, officers responded to reports of gunfire in the 3400 block of Walters Lane in District Heights. While investigating the scene, police said they discovered Morrow “in a parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound.”

Morrow was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.

Prince George’s County police said they are working to identify suspects and determine a possible motive for the fatal shooting.

They ask anyone with information relevant to this investigation call detectives at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at

Below is a map of where the incident occurred.

Joshua Barlow

Joshua Barlow is a writer, composer, and producer who has worked for CGTN, Atlantic Public Media, and National Public Radio. He lives in Northeast Washington, D.C., where he pays attention to developments in his neighborhood, economic issues, and social justice.

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