Shooting an Unarmed Man 11 Times is Actually Illegal in Prince George’s County – Who Knew?
Burner phone and surveillance footage led to the guilty verdict
UPPER MARLBORO, MD – After four hours of deliberation, a jury yesterday returned a guilty verdict against Darius “Dirty” Wilson, of Waldorf, for the first-degree murder of 23-year-old Rondell Foo and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony or crime of violence. His sentencing is scheduled for February 7, 2020, and he is facing life plus 20 years in prison.
On November 21, 2017, the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) responded to an apartment complex in District Heights for reports of a male, later identified as Foo, lying on the ground. Foo had been shot 11 times and was pronounced dead on the scene.
The investigation revealed video footage from the apartment complex that shows a black male, with a handgun walking back to the area where the body was recovered at the time of the shooting. During an interview with the PGPD, the defendant identified himself as the individual in the surveillance footage.
The investigation further revealed that Foo’s last cell phone communication was to a burner phone that was purchased by Wilson and later recovered in a storm drain near the incident. The burner phone showed only one call to the store where Wilson bought the phone and one text to Foo asking him to meet him shortly before he was found shot to death.
“This conviction is another example of justice being served. I am grateful for the extraordinary amount of time and effort the prosecutor put into this case to ensure some level of peace for the family of Rondell Foo. Mr. Wilson’s actions were unacceptable and he will pay the full price for his malicious behavior,” State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy said.
MURDER USA Cops round up suspected killer Darius Wilson for fatal shooting of Rondell Foo
DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD. – While the incredibly and ironically inept PG County officials were rejoicing over only having 116 murders in PG County in 2017, in comparison to 343 in Baltimore City, the PG County murder cops were hard at work tracking down the killer of Rondell Foo.
Homicide Unit detectives identified and arrested a suspect in connection with a homicide in the city of District Heights in November of 2017. The suspect is 26-year-old Darius Wilson of the 2000 block of Amber Leaf Place in Waldorf. He’s accused of fatally shooting 23-year-old Rondell Foo of District Heights. The suspect and victim were acquaintances.
On November 21, 2017, at about 9:20 pm, patrol officers with the District Heights Police Department responded to the 6300 block of Sunvalley Terrace for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim outside suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say that during the course of the investigation, detectives developed Wilson as the suspect. The preliminary investigation reveals the motive appears to be robbery.
Wilson is charged with first-degree murder, assault and several additional charges. He’s in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)
Darius Marquette Wilson, of 2010 Amber Leaf Place, #T4, Waldorf, Md., has a hearing set in District Court in Upper Marlboro, Md., on Feb. 9, 2018.
A charge against Wilson for drug dealing in PG County was dropped on Nov. 3, 2017, by Prince Georges States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. Alsobrooks also dropped drug distribution charges on Sept. 3, 2015.
Wilson was found guilty of possession of drugs other than marijuana in PG Circuit Court on Sept. 29, 2016.