MURDER USA: Lawrence Sylvester Rogers Jr charged with triple killing in Forestville
FORESTVILLE, MD. — PG Police report that they ended the month with one more alleged triple killer in jail. The Homicide Unit arrested the suspect in connection with a triple homicide in Forestville.
The suspect is 24-year-old Lawrence Sylvester Rogers Jr. of the 5500 block of Rollins Lane in Capitol Heights.
He’s charged with fatally shooting 50-year-old Carlina Renee Gray of Orleans Avenue in Forestville, 55-year-old Jan Marie Parks of Dunbar Avenue in Landover and 60-year-old Allen Rowlett of Marion Street in Forestville. A fourth and fifth victim were also shot. One remains in critical condition and the other suffered non-life threatening injuries.
PG Police reports that on June 24th, at about 9:35 pm, patrol officers were called to a home in the 3100 block of Orleans Avenue for a shooting. When they arrived, they found five adults shot. Three of those victims were pronounced dead on the scene. The three deceased victims were found inside of a home.
Police say that Detectives established Rogers as the suspect through investigative techniques and numerous tips from the community and obtained an arrest warrant for him. Rogers was arrested last night in Washington, D.C. Rogers is charged with three counts of first and second-degree murder. He remains in custody, awaiting extradition to Prince George’s County.
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 Crimes Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.
Rogers, of 200 Indiana Ave. N. W., Washington, D.C. has a preliminary hearing on July 28, 2016, with nine counts associated with the murders.
Rogers was charged with domestic violence on Jan. 14, 2016 but the case was dismissed with the petitioner for a court order to force him to stay away from the victim failed to appear in court in Prince Georges County on Jan. 28, 2016. A 2008 robbery arrest was sent to Juvenile Court.