Four homicides were committed in Prince George’s County within six days, continuing the surge of violent crime. In 2015, the total number of homicides in the county was 81, according to the police. As of July 18, the county has already had 61 this year.
The Prince George’s County Police Department’s homicide unit is currently investigating a murder that occurred around 9:10 pm July 13 in the 4400 block of Blue Heron Way in Bladensburg, Maryland. The victim, James Linzy, 33, from Fort Washington, was dead on the scene from gunshot wounds.
The same night patrol officers were called to Hunterton Street in Upper Marlboro, Maryland where they found Andre Jabari Stock, 22, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. On July 14 detectives canvassed the neighborhood, because they said they believed the shooting was not random. According to neighbors, Stock was “courteous.”
On July 9 Lenise Fredericks, 62, was allegedly killed by her neighbor, Robert James Crosby, 61, on the 4100 block of 71st Avenue in Landover Hills, Maryland. Crosby is in custodyat the county’s Department of Corrections. He is not eligible for bond.
Around 10:10 p.m. July 9 police were called to the 7400 block of Oxon Hill Road. There Jamila Odom, 41, was found inside a car suffering from gunshot wounds and pronounced dead at the scene. Daron Lincoln Odom, 41, turned himself in and was charged with first and second degree murder in the death of his wife. He is also in custody at the county’s Department of Corrections.
Police are looking for motives in the Linzy and Stock homicides. Anyone with information should call the homicide unit at 301-772- 4925. People who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-8477 or text “PGPD plus your message” to Crimes (274637) on your cell phone. A reward up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment of these cases.