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Shooting in Landover

            The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating a shooting that left a man dead yesterday evening in Landover, Maryland.

Carjacking Suspects Exchange Gunfire With Police In Southeast DC

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- Police from DC and Prince George's County have two carjacking suspects in custody after they fired shots at police in Southeast DC Friday morning.  At least one more suspect is still on the loose.

Cpl. Larry Johnson, spokesperson for Prince George's County Police, says officers responded to a report of a carjacking in the 4700 block of Silver Hill Road in Suitland shortly after 3:00 Friday morning. Johnson says the officers spotted the carjacked car and a second suspect vehicle with two suspects inside. Both cars fled the area. Police pursued the suspects into Southeast DC where the suspects inside the chase vehicle shot at the police officers in the area of 31st and G Streets. The officers returned fire and were able to take one of the suspects into custody.

Prince George’s County will Benefit from $115 Million in Federal Stimulus to Boost Internet Speed

Prince George’s County’s elementary schools and other public buildings will soon have some of the fastest broadband Internet connections in the nation, thanks to a $115 million federal grant awarded to the One Maryland Broadband Network.

Over the next three years, the grant will enable the construction of high-speed fiber optic broadband connections to 115 County facilities, including every public elementary school and many libraries, fire stations, and other municipal facilities. The fiber network will also serve as a platform for private-sector companies to build “last-mile” connections to homes and businesses in areas of the County where residents are currently underserved.

DNA Revealed In Trooper Murder Case

UPPER MARLBOR, Md. (WUSA) -- Prosecutors revealed there is DNA evidence linked to a pistol they believe was used to gun down Maryland State Trooper Wesley Brown outside a Suitland Applebee's restaurant June 11.

A detective confirmed the existence of DNA on the gun while being questioned during a preliminary hearing by the attorney for accused trigger-man Cyril Cornelius Williams, 27, of Seat Pleasant.

Judge Robert Heffron Jr. ruled there is probable cause to continue holding Williams without bail and to take the case to trial.

Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn Ivey is not ruling out the possibility of pursuing the death penalty for Williams. DNA is among the requirements to bring a death penalty case in Maryland.

At Least One Parent Involved In High School Brawl, Students Say

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (WUSA) At least one adult was arrested Tuesday after a violent lunchroom melee at Central High School that involved a parent rushing to school after her daughter was allegedly attacked, according to students who witnessed the incident.

"There were kids fighting with kids and adults fighting with kids," said Michael Walker, an 11th-grader. "It was crazy."

School officials confirm that an incident disrupted the school at about 11:30 a.m. It is unclear from official and witness accounts how many adults may have been involved.

Deputies from the Prince George's County Sheriff's Department were assisted by county police and put a quick end to the incident, according to a spokesman from the Sheriffs office.

The spokesman said "a number of people" were arrested including at least one adult. The spokesman did not name the suspect or say what charges may be filed.

Mother Of Man Shot By Capitol Police Talks

CAPITOL HILL, DC (WUSA) -- The mother of a Suitland, Md. man who was shot and wounded after pointing a gun at Capitol Police talks with 9NewsNow.

She says, her son, 29-year-old John Wesley Wheeler Jr., was preparing to die in the predawn hours on Friday morning.

She says he pointed a gun at Capitol Police officers.

Officers shot him four times. Wheeler survived the shots to his stomach, thigh and a bullet that grazed his head.

His mother, who does not want to be identified says, her son took a downward spiral after losing his job last year and was not able to pay for medication for his depression.

She says her son had no intention of hurting anyone. But because of his religious upbringing he couldn't take his own life.

She says, "Wesley's been taught if you take your life you go to hell. But if you get someone else to do it, however warped that sounds, that's how he was rationalizing."

Baker Secures Democratic Nomination For Prince George's County Exec.

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA) -- The third time was the charm for former delegate Rushern Baker as he topped a filed of five to secure the Democratic nomination for Prince George's County Executive.

Although, returns were not final in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Baker maintained a 15 point lead over his closest competitor, Michael Jackson, the current Prince George's County Sheriff.

The men were vying to replace incumbent Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson who is leaving office because of term limits.