In the first City Council meeting since the fatal police shooting of Leonard Shand last month in Hyattsville, city officials expressed sadness over Shand’s death, even holding a brief moment of silence to commemorate him, but offered no new information about the incident.
Officials with the Prince George’s County Police Department, the Hyattsville City Police Department and the Mount Rainier Police Department have identified the officers who fired their guns during last week’s fatal police shooting of Leonard Shand.
Mount Rainier City Police Department is asking for anyone with information on two separate incidents — a shooting that left one dead and a hit-and-run that critically injured a woman and her child — that occurred over the past week.
A judge’s ruling clears the way for the Mount Rainier Volunteer Fire Department to return to active, independent service as the Bunker Hill Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company. Where that happens, however, could be another story. A ruling issued Feb. 21, 2019 by Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge John Davey settles a contentious lawsuit brought by former members of the Mount Rainier Volunteer Fire Department against Prince George’s County fire and rescue officials and the Brentwood Volunteer Fire Department. “The Bunker Hill Volunteer Fire And Rescue Co.
Richard Lee, a 37-year old District Heights resident, is the latest person to be killed by a motorist in Prince George’s County. He is the 145th pedestrian to be killed by motorists in Prince George’s County since 2010.
Prince George’s County Police have arrested a suspect connected to a Jan. 30, 2019, murder in Hyattsville. This is the sixth homicide to be reported in Prince George’s County since the start of 2019. According to a notice from the Hyattsville City Police Department, officers responded to a call for a possible fight at 3700 Hamilton Street around 1:35 a.m. on Jan. 30, 2018.
Required Reading is a simple, daily roundup of news coverage relevant to Prince George’s County and its Route 1 communities. In our Jan. 22, 2019, edition: A murder in Beltsville, an introduction to Prince George’s newest athletic superstar, and a rundown on how Maryland legislators plan to tackle gambling. Man dies of stab wounds in Beltsville, police say – The Washington Post
“Another man was taken into custody in connection with the stabbing. Police said they believe it was a domestic incident, but the nature of the relationship between the two was still unclear.”
In our Jan. 17, 2019 edition, WTTG brings us a tragic, brief story of a pedestrian fatality in Prince George’s County’s notoriously dangerous south-county roadways. The Hyattsville Life & Times gets you up to speed on DeMatha hoops, and more after the jump. Motorist kills pedestrian near Prince George’s Beltway interchange – WTTG
“Investigators say the man was in the roadway when he was hit near the intersection of Central Avenue and Hampton Park Boulevard in Capitol Heights.” (Editor’s note, see photo above for streetscape context.
Greater Greater Washington dives into the economics of stadium subsidies, The Afro-American reports on Maryland’s new “red flag” law, Bisnow briefs the rising rents across the region and we take look inside Laurel Park’s new offering for gamers.