Murder USA: couple were planning mom’s funeral arrangments when murder-suicide erupted



Updated August 16, 2014:

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD. According to Prince Georges County Md. Police, the suspect in yesterday’s murder-suicide is identified as 45-year-old Leroy Johnson, Jr., of Iverson Street in Oxon Hill.  The victims are identified as 42-year-old Zonita Monia Roberts, of Springhill Parkway in Smyrna, Georgia, and 43-year-old Angela Lynette Johnson, of Iverson Street in Oxon Hill.  The suspect is the recently estranged husband of Johnson. The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a murder-suicide in District Heights.

On August 15, 2014, at approximately 4:40 pm, patrol officers were called to the 1500 block of Addison Road South for the report of a shooting.  Upon their arrival, patrol officers forced entry into the home in an effort to provide aid.  Inside, they found two women and a man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  One of the women was pronounced dead on the scene.  The surviving man and woman were taken to area hospitals where they both died a short time later.

Neighbors told ABC 7 News the victims may have been making funeral arrangements for a relative when the shooting broke out.

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Detectives believe the shootings are domestic related.  The preliminary investigation suggests the man shot both women before turning the weapon on himself.

Anyone with information about this murder is asked to please 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 and submit a tip online.

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