MURDER USA PG Cops Score a Two-fer! Torey Stockton charged in homicide of armed robber Jerelle Burnett

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MURDER USA Torey Stockton charged in homicide of Jerelle Burnett

PG Cops Score a Two-fer!

Torey Geonte Stockton of Forestville charged in homicide of Jerelle Burnett on June 28, 2017. PGPD

TEMPLE HILLS, MD. — In PG County there are two places that get filled on a daily basis, the morgue and the jail The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit charged a suspect in connection with a homicide in Forestville on June 28, 2017. He is 20-year-old Torey Geonte Stockton of 6439 Pennsylvania Avenue in Forestville.

On June 28th, at 8:05 pm, patrol officers responded to the 6400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was 25-year-old Jerelle Burnett of Curtis Drive in Temple Hills.

The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect and victim were involved in a verbal altercation prior to the shooting.

Stockton is charged with first and second-degree murder. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections.

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Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the PGPD 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.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.

Stockton was charged on Aug. 23, 2016, was charged with serious criminal charges in Charles County, Md., including handgun on his person, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, first and second-degree assault, illegal possession of ammo and possession of a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure.  On Jan. 12, 2017, Charles County States Attorney Anthony Covington put all of the charges on the Stet Docket.  On April 7, 2017, Stockton violated his probation, triggering the advancement of the charges which had been on hold.

Burnett who had been living at 125 Bridge Street in N. Caslonia Fuquay, N. C., was charged in Prince Georges District Court on April 27, 2017, for second-degree assault. The trial had been set for Aug. 7, 2017.

Burnett was found guilty of robbery on Aug. 7, 2015, in Prince Georges Circuit Court with 13 other counts of a Grand Jury Indictment dropped by PG County States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks from an armed robbery that took place in 2014.  THE DEAL: Sentenced to 15 years in prison, all of the prison time was dropped except for 18 months, with credit given for one day of time served and sentence to begin on Aug. 20, 2015.

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