OXON HILL, MD. — Prince Georges county police report that the suspect in a double-murder has been captured in Wakefield, Va. and awaits extradition to Maryland.
Police say the suspect is 54-year-old Malcolm Paul Thomas of the 5500 block of Chloe Drive in Oxon Hill. He was arrested late this evening in Wakefield, Virginia, by the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives quickly developed Thomas as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest. He is charged with two counts of first degree murder. He is currently in custody in Wakefield, Virginia, awaiting extradition back to Prince George’s County. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to please call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925.
PGPD Investigates Murder in Lanham
Updated August 2, 2014: The victim is identified as 26-year-old Shayne Francis Snipes of Woodthrust Drive in Lanham.
The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a murder in Lanham.
On August 1, 2014, at about 11:15 pm, patrol officers were called to the 8600 block of Greenbelt Road for the report of a shooting.
When they arrived, they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds outside in a parking lot.
He died of his injuries several hours later. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random shooting.Detectives are working to establish a motive and identify the suspect(s) in this case.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online. A reward of up to $25,000 is offered to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.