PGPD Detectives Identify and Arrest Suspect in Forestville Fatal Shooting


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Devonte Taylor

The Homicide Unit arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting in Forestville in August. The suspect is 34-year-old Devonte Taylor of District Heights. He is charged with the murder of 37-year-old Tyrone Thomas of District Heights.

On August 13, 2023, at approximately 1:35 am, officers responded to the 3700 block of Donnell Drive for the report of a shooting. Thomas was located outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later. Two additional adult males were also shot. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The motive for the shooting remains under investigation. The suspect and victims were known to each other.

Taylor is charged with first and second degree murder, attempted first and second degree murder and related charges. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call Homicide Unit detectives at 301-516-2512.

Anyone with information who wants to contact Crime Solvers may call 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, 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.) You can remain anonymous. Please refer to case number 23-0047477.

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