D.C. Residents Make up More than a Quarter of Homicide Victims in PG County this Year

Eight D.C. residents have been victims of homicide this year in Prince George’s County, making up more than a quarter of those killed in the county since a spike in homicides that began in January.

According to a round-up of PG County homicides this year by D.C. Russell at Gory Prince George’s, the first victim of the year was 26-year-old Maurice Valentine, killed Jan. 6.

Other victims were:

  • Douglas Hodge Jordan Jr., 22, Jan 19, 2011
  • Brandon Earl Braswell, 24, Jan 30, 2011
  • Phillip Watson, 30, Mar 4, 2011
  • Standard Dean Sweet, 57, Mar 19, 2011
  • Kyree Efrem Simms, 18, Mar 24, 2011
  • Paul Jason Bennett, 30, Mar 27, 2011
  • Brian Vincent Cooper, 20, Mar 28, 2011

DC residents are not so represented among suspects in PG County; only one arrest in a homicide case this year was of a D.C. resident. Brian Hinkle, a 32-year-old D.C. man, was arrested on suspicion of killing Simms.

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