Murder USA: Two down for count in PG; Rashaad Tate shot dead and set on fire

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Murder USA K’Shon Johnson shot dead

 

TEMPLE HILLS, MD. – Another day, another murder or two. The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting in Temple Hills. The victim is 20-year-old K’Shon Jerome Johnson of South View Drive in Oxon Hill. Police report that preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random act. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

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On March 23, 2016, at about 9:20 pm, patrol officers were called to the 3800 block of 28th Avenue for a shooting. When they arrived, they found Johnson outside in a parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives are working to identify the suspect(s) and establish a motive.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact 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 http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.

Johnson only had one drug rap on his sheet, that of possession of marijuana arrest on June 13, 2015. The case was dropped by Prince Georges County States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks on Aug. 20, 2015.

MURDER USA

Rashaad Garnett Tate Shot Dead & Set on Fire

FORESTVILLE, MD. — A convicted drug dealer was shot dead and set on fire on March 23, 2016, reports the PG County Police Department.

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating a homicide in Forestville. The victim is 32-year-old Rashaad Garnett Tate of 28th Street SE in Washington, DC. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random act. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On March 23, 2016, at about 5:20 am, patrol officers were called to the 5000 block of Hil Mar Drive. A man’s body had been found outside of a home. The investigation reveals the man had been shot and also set on fire. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The victim was later identified as Tate.

Detectives are working to identify the suspect(s) and establish a motive.

On Sept. 14, 2007, Tate was convicted on charges of distribution of drugs in Prince Georges County Circuit Court.  Tate had been charged with numerous counts of handgun violations and possession of a large amount of drugs, 50 grams of crack cocaine.

Tate was sentenced to the Maryland prison system for five years on two counts of the indictment with the balance dropped. Tate attempted to circumvent his prison sentence by an appeal and was turned down by the higher court on Nov. 18, 2009. Tate might still be alive had he been sentenced to a long stretch in prison. Or not.

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