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Sheriff's deputy on leave after shooting, killing suspect in Suitland


SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- A sheriff's deputy is on administrative leave after shooting a man in Suitland while responding to a domestic disturbance early on Thursday morning.

Prince George's County Sheriff's Office authorities say that deputies went to a home in the 2300 block of Houston Street at approximately 1 a.m. following a 9-1-1 call for a domestic disturbance with a gun.

According to authorities, deputies were talking to the female victim when the man entered the front door and confronted them. At some point, a deputy fired his weapon and struck the man. The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6 a.m., say authorities.

The deputy who discharged his weapon is a four-year veteran of the sheriff's office who is assigned to the Domestic Violence Intervention Division, according to authorities. He will be on administrative leave pending further investigation.

2 hit by vehicle in PG County


SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two victims are critically injured and were taken to the hospital after being hit by a vehicle in Suitland, Md. early Saturday morning, police said.

The accident happened around 12:10 a.m. when a man and a woman were crossing onto Silver Hill Road and were hit by a vehicle traveling southbound, authorities said.

The driver stayed on the scene, police said.


School supply drive in style: PG group helps local kids


SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- A group of determined local youth heard about WUSA9's Operation Backpack and decided to take matters into their own hands and give back to their community by collecting school supplies for children in need this school year.

Operation Fill the Backpacks all started with 19-year-old, Gia Alexander from Suitland, Md. She saw WUSA9's Operation Backpack on Twitter, loved the idea and thought it would be the perfect opportunity for her to do something similar for her community.

The young philanthropist brought children and youth together from all over the region to help take part in a free charity event that took place Saturday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the New Creation in Christ Baptist Church in Suitland, Md.

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Design Army X Karla Colletto to debut their swimwear collection - Swim At Your Own Risk - on Friday, August 22 from 7-10 p.m. at Capitol Skyline Hotel

On the heels of judging the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France as one of two US judges in the Design category, Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, just released her first swimwear collection, Swim At Your Own Risk, in collaboration with Karla Colletto. A capsule collection for Colletto’s Cruise 2015 line and Lefebure’s first venture into fashion design, the five-piece graphic swimsuits and beachwear debuted at the Miami Swim Show on July 19th.

DC man arrested for killing his girlfriend


SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Prince George's County Police Department arrested a 43-year-old D.C. man who police said, shot and killed his girlfriend in Suitland Md. Sunday evening.

Authorities responded to the 3200 block of Sycamore Lane for the report of a shooting around 7 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Police found 43-year-old Tamu Bynum of Suitland, Md. suffering from gunshot wounds, authorities said. Bynum was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Bynum and her boyfriend, 43-year-old Devin James Wooten of SE, D.C. got into an argument that escalated into a shooting, police said.

Wooten turned himself in Monday, police said.

Wooten is being charged with second degree murder.

Md. police: Victims robbed at gunpoint at Md. apartment


SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Police Department is responding to a home invasion robbery that happened at an apartment complex located at 3928 Suitland Road Tuesday night.

Police said the suspects went into the home and robbed the victims at gunpoint.

The suspects fled in an unknown direction.


6 arrested for murder of 54-year-old in Suitland


SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police have arrested six suspects in connection to Tuesday's murder of a 54-year-old man in Suitland.

Preliminary investigation reveals an argument between the victim and suspects escalated to the fatal stabbing, police say. Patrol officers and homicide detectives arrested all six suspects within 8 hours of the crime.

The suspects are identified by police as: