MURDER USA: Lawrence Sylvester Rogers Jr guilty of quadruple killing in Forestville

Shooter Receives Five Consecutive Life Sentences Plus 115 Years in Quadruple Murder Case

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Today, twenty-eight-year-old Lawrence Rogers, Jr. of Capitol Heights was sentenced to serve five consecutive life sentences, four of which are without the possibility of parole for killing four people and the attempted murder of another. In addition, he received 100 years for five counts of use of a handgun in a crime of violence, and 15 years for illegal firearm possession. Twenty-five years of that time are mandatory.

In June 2016, Lawrence Rogers, Jr. went to a home on Orleans Avenue in Forestville and shot multiple people: Carlina Gray, 50; Jan Parks, 55 and Allen Rowlett, 60. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other people were critically wounded and taken to a hospital. The fourth person, Harold Williams, 65, died months later.

Rogers was convicted of a total of 17 charges including four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of second-degree murder on September 27, 2019.

“This horrific and heinous crime committed by Mr. Rogers is a blatant disregard for human life. There is no indication that he knew the victims and there are still unanswered questions for the families,” said State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy. “While there is no consolation for this tremendous loss, we believe that justice was served today. This hefty sentence illustrates that we will protect our community from individuals like him. We can now rest in knowing that this violent man will never walk the streets of Prince George’s County again. This substantial prison sentence would not have been possible if not for the diligence of the senior prosecutor on this case as well as the fine work of the Prince George’s County Police Department.”

Lawrence Rogers Jr charged in triple killing in Forestville Md by PG cops 063016
Lawrence Rogers Jr charged in triple killing in Forestville Md by PG cops 063016

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 was also shot. One remains in critical condition and the other suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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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. 

  • Rogers is charged with three counts of first and second-degree murder. He remains in custody, awaiting extradition to Prince George’s County.

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