PGPD Suspect in Custody in Connection With Fatal Shooting at Car Meet


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Raheem Adams

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified and charged a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred at a car meet early Sunday morning. The suspect is 22-year-old Raheem Adams of Stafford, Virginia. He’s charged with the murder of 26-year-old John Phipps of Waldorf. Information provided by the community to both investigators and Prince George’s County Crime Solvers were instrumental in this investigation.

On May 19, 2024, at approximately 1:45 am, officers responded to a shopping center parking lot in the 6400 block of Marlboro Pike. The victim was located inside of a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased a short time later. A second man was also shot. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Fugitive Unit located Adams’ whereabouts. This morning, deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office took him into custody at his home.

Adams is charged with first and second degree murder, first and second degree attempted murder and related charges. He is in custody in Virginia pending extradition to Prince George’s County.

This remains an open investigation. Anyone with information on this fatal shooting who would like to speak to a Homicide Unit detective may call 301-516-2512.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers online at, the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device) or call 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous. Please refer to case number 24-0028680.

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Sospechoso Bajo Custodia en Relación con Tiroteo Fatal en una Reunión de Autos

La Unidad de Homicidios del Departamento de Policía del Condado Prince George’s identificó y acusó a un sospechoso en relación con un tiroteo fatal que ocurrió en una reunión de autos la madrugada del domingo. El sospechoso es Raheem Adams, de 22 años, de Stafford, Virginia. Está acusado del asesinato de John Phipps de Waldorf, de 26 años. La información proporcionada por la comunidad tanto a los investigadores como a los Crime Solvers del Condado Prince George’s fue fundamental en esta investigación.

El 19 de mayo de 2024, aproximadamente a la 1:45 a.m., los oficiales respondieron al estacionamiento de un centro comercial en la cuadra 6400 de Marlboro Pike. La víctima fue localizada dentro de un vehículo sufriendo heridas de bala. Fue declarado fallecido poco tiempo después. Un segundo hombre también fue disparado. Sus heridas no se consideran potencialmente mortales.

La Unidad de Fugitivos del Departamento de Policía del Condado Prince George’s localizó el paradero de Adams. Esta mañana, oficiales de la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Stafford lo pusieron bajo custodia en su casa.

Adams está acusado de asesinato en primer y segundo grado, intento de asesinato en primer y segundo grado y cargos relacionados. Está bajo custodia en Virginia en espera de su extradición al Condado Prince George’s.

Esta sigue siendo una investigación abierta. Cualquier persona que tenga información sobre este tiroteo fatal y desee hablar con un detective de la Unidad de Homicidios puede llamar al (301) 516-2512.

Cualquier persona que tenga información debe comunicarse con Crime Solvers en línea en, la aplicación móvil “P3 Tips” (busque “P3 Tips” en Apple Store o Google Play para descargar la aplicación en su dispositivo móvil) o llame al 1- 866-411-TIPS (8477). Puedes permanecer anónimo. Por favor refiérase al número de caso 24-0028680.

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