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Detectives with our Homicide Unit have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday evening in District Heights. The suspect is 32-year-old De Lonta Terrence White of the 6900 block of Forest Terrace in Landover. He is charged with the murder of 28-year-old Shakir Taylor of District Heights.
On September 12, 2021, at approximately 8:30 pm, patrol officers responded to the 2000 block of Addison Road South for the report of a shooting. Once on scene, officers located Taylor inside of a SUV suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene. One other adult male and a child were also shot during this incident. Their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. During the investigation, detectives determined the shooting took place in the 7600 of Marlboro Pike.
The investigation revealed White and Taylor were known to each other. The fatal shooting stemmed from an on-going dispute. White is charged with first degree murder, attempted first degree murder and other related charges. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections. A commissioner ordered him held on a no-bond status.
If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives at 301-516-2512. 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 (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) Please refer to case number 21-0041665.
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