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Officers in Suitland police-involved shooting ID'd


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SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man holding a pellet gun that looked like an assault rifle was shot and killed by police Friday morning.

Julie Parker, Director of Media Relations for the Prince George's County Police Department, confirms two veteran officers responded to a call for a dispute in the 3300 block of Curtis Drive near Overlook Elementary School around 2:15 Friday morning.

Once on scene the officers encountered two men outside an apartment building. One of the men appeared to be armed with an assault rifle.

Md. crash leaves man with serious injuries


SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- One man has been taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a vehicle crash in Suitland, Md. Sunday.

Police said the incident happened at Pennsylvania Ave (Route 4) at Quarter Ave. The man in his mid twenties had to be ejected from the vehicle.

More updates to come.


Md. police investigate homicide of 27-year-old man


SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Police are investigating a homicide of a 27-year-old man from Northeast, Washington.

Authorities said they were called to the 3300 block of Curtis Drive for the report of a shooting. When they got to the location they found 27-year-old old Maurice Donnell Featherson suffering from a gunshot wound in a parking lot, authorities said.

Featherson later died of his injuries at a hospital, police said.

Police are trying to find a motive and suspect in this shooting. At this time, deputies do not believe the shooting was random.

Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg

Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a woman who they say bit another woman's leg and pushed a police officer.

Bonnie Lu Jackson, 42, of Manassas, has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, assault & battery on a LEO, and domestic assault & battery.

On April 19 at 12:51 a.m., officers responded to the 7300 block of Castle Road to investigate a domestic disturbance. The victim, a 44-year-old woman, reported that she and Jackson were involved in a verbal altercation that had escalated, according to police.

Police say that Jackson assaulted the victim and bit her leg. At some time during the altercation, Jackson grabbed a knife and charged towards the victim. Another person was able to separate the two women.

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

As the world embraces the age of technology, everything is available online----including the sale of pets. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, has stepped up to protect these poor animals from the cruelty of being bought and sold via the Internet. Guardians of Rescue is working with law enforcement in various states to try to reduce the amount of harm inflicted on these innocent dogs.

“Getting a new pet is always a big decision, and buying a dog you haven’t met in person is not smart,” says Dori Scofield, vice-president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals. “If you buy a dog through the Internet, you risk supporting puppy mill cruelty and being scammed out of your money. The Internet is also used by criminals to buy and sell fighting dogs, using certain understood language.”

If you looking to adopt a new dog, here are five tips to think about before you decide where to buy:

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

In support of Autism Awareness Month, Metropolitan School of the Arts is asking all of its studio students to ‘go blue’ now through April 30.  Students who wear blue during class, Monday through Friday in April, Metropolitan School of the Arts will donate $1 for each student that wears blue, per day. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Metropolitan School of the Arts offers pre-professional dance, theatre, musical and vocal studio classes for youth and teens, as well as adult dance and fitness classes, including Metro Barre, yoga and Pilates.

Md. man arrested for attempted murder


SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Suitland man has been arrested for an attempted murder that occurred in March, according to the Prince George's County sheriff's office.

Police obtained a warrant for Nelson Rutillo Cruz for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder on April 1.

According to the warrant, Cruz allegedly attacked a man with a knife and took his wallet in the 4600 block of Lacey Avenue of Suitland on March 31. Authorities say Cruz lived with the victim.

Officers determined that Cruz was in Huntington, Md. and with the help of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office they found him in the 1600 block of Solomons Island Rd.

Authorities say Cruz was taken into custody, transported to the District III Police Station and charged with Assault First Degree, Armed Robbery and Assault Second Degree.