Anthony Campbell Arrested in Shooting, Burning Death of Capitol Heights Man

Anthony Campbell, a Northeast DC man, was arrested Friday on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with the Aug. 2011 shooting death of Antwain Henderson.

Campbell is the second man arrested in connection with Henderson’s death; Sean Donnelle Hawkins was arrested in June on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with the case.

According to charging documents in the case, Hawkins told police that he was present when a co-defendant, identified only as “Ozzie,” shot Henderson outside Ozzie’s mother’s house in Northeast DC.

Hawkins also told police that after the shooting he helped “Ozzie” move Henderson indoors. According to the charging documents, Hawkins said that when Henderson stopped breathing he helped cleaned him up and put him in the trunk of Henderson’s car.

When Hawkins and “Ozzie” could not find Henderson’s car keys, “Ozzie” called someone with a tow truck and had the car, with Henderson in the trunk, towed to Maryland. Members of Prince George’s County Fire Department found the burning car and body later that day in Capitol Heights Md, according to charging documents.

It was not immediately clear whether or not Campbell is “Ozzie” or another person police believe is connected to the case.

Campbell was presented with the charge Saturday and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for July 26. Hawkins is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on July 20.

A press release from MPD is below.

July 14, 2012

Second Arrest Made in Homicide in the 5800 Block of Field Place, NE

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced a second arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of Antwain Henderson which occurred in the 5800 block of Field Place, NE.

On Wednesday, August 31, 2011, at approximately 4:40 am, Prince George’s County Fire Department responded to the 800 block of Balsamtree Place, Capitol Heights, MD for a vehicle fire. Once the fire was extinguished a body was discovered inside the vehicle. The decedent was pronounced dead on the scene by Prince George’s County Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel.

An investigation into the homicide was conducted by members of the Prince George’s County Homicide Unit. Through investigative processes they notified the Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Branch the murder may have occurred in DC. The investigation determined that the decedent was shot and killed in the 5800 block of Field Place, NE, on August 31, 2011, at 1:38 am. This resulted in the Metropolitan Police Department assuming full investigative responsibility.

The decedent was identified as 34-year-old Antwain Henderson of Capitol Heights, MD.

On Thursday, June 14, 2012, an adult male, was arrested and charged pursuant to an arrest warrant with Second Degree Murder in the shooting death of Antwain Henderson.

On Friday, July 13, 2012, at approximately 8:10 pm, 34-year-old Anthony Campbell of Northeast, Washington, DC was arrested by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force pursuant to an arrest warrant and charged with First Degree Murder in connection to the shooting death of Antwain Henderson.

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