Murder charges in slaying of 58-year-old DC man in Md.

A 21-year-old Maryland man has been arrested and charged with murder in the February shooting death of D.C. man in what police believe was a robbery.

Malique Harden, of Suitland, is being held without bond on charges of first- and second-degree murder in the killing of 58-year-old Michael Hawkins, of D.C.

Police were called to an apartment complex in the 3800 block of St. Barnabas Road around 12:10 p.m. on Feb. 27 for a reported shooting. Police found Hawkins in one of the apartments with gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe Harden shot Hawkins during a robbery but have not released any other details.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 301-516-2512.

Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at, part of Government Executive Media Group.

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