PG POLICE BEAT: THUGS SHOT CABBIE; 2nd GANG
The Vicious and Violent Teen Gangs of PG County
Prince George’s County Police detectives worked around-the-clock to identify and arrest two teens who brazenly shot a cab driver Wednesday morning (Jan. 24, 2018) in Clinton, Md. The suspects are 17-year-old Malik Samuels of the 1100 block of Falconett Court in Upper Marlboro and 17-year-old Robert Walker of the 9200 block of Edmonston Road in Greenbelt. They are charged with attempted murder and related charges. Both are charged as adults.
The victim, a cab driver, was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
He remains in critical but stable condition
Police say that on January 24th, at approximately 2:35 am, patrol officers were called to the 9000 block of Ballard Lane in Clinton for a shooting. The victim, a cab driver, was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He remains in critical but stable condition. The preliminary investigation reveals the victim had gone to Ballard Lane to pick up a fare when he was approached by Walker and Samuels. The suspects demanded money and then shot the victim.
The suspects demanded money and then shot the victim.
At approximately 4:25 am, Samuels and Walker are linked to a separate carjacking of a cab driver in Largo. In this case, the victim arrived at Woodlawn Boulevard and Torrington Place to pick up a customer. That’s when one of the suspects got into the cab and demanded money and the cab. The suspects got away with the vehicle. The driver was not hurt in this case. Less than 24 hours of these two crimes occurring, detectives identified and located Samuels and Walker. Investigators are working to determine if these two suspects are linked to any additional crimes.
According to Maryland land records, Jetaun Monique Samuels resides at 1101 Falconett Court in Upper Marlboro, where police documents report that Malik Samuels resides in the 1100 block. Court charges for Samuels are not posted on Maryland online records at the time of the article being published.
The area in which accused teen terror suspect Malik Samuels lives in Largo, Md.
TAXI TERROR TRIO OF PUNKS ATTACKED THREE TIMES
In a separate string of crimes, detectives arrested three suspects linked to three cases involving three cab drivers. These incidents took place over a one-week period from January 15th – 22nd.
On January 23, 2018, less than 24 hours after their last known crime, PGPD detectives arrested Jose David Ponce-Coreas, 19, of 3582 Powder Mill Road, #104, Beltsville, Md., Demonte Johnson, 16, of 12022 Beltsville Drive in Beltsville, and Christian Tejada, 18, of 11370 Evans Trail, #202 Beltsville, Md. They are all charged as adults.
Tejada was charged with armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault, use of a deadly concealed weapon to injure and rob.
No taxi drivers should relax as one of these vicious and violent accused robbers and carjackers weren’t behind bars for one day, as Tejada was released on bond on Jan. 24, 2018. Court records show that Ponce-Coreas was jailed on Jan. 24th and was still a resident of the jail on Jan. 25, 2018. Johnson was committed to custody on Jan. 25, 2018 and court records do not reflect bond being posted as of press deadline.
Ponce-Coreas was charged with five counts of armed robbery on June 3, 2014, in Prince Georges District Court. On July 16, 2014, Prince Georges States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks dropped the charges.
PG Police provided this breakdown of the three cases linked to this group of suspects:
January 15th – 1800 block of Metzerott Road
*Taxi driver is carjacked by suspects Ponce-Coreas and Johnson
January 19th – 6000 block of Lamont Drive
*Lyft driver is robbed. Suspect Ponce-Coreas also attempted to steal her vehicle but was unsuccessful
January 22nd – 1800 block of Metzerott Road
*Suspects Tejada and Johnson attempted to rob a taxi driver
In each of these cases, at least one of the suspects posed as a customer and rode in the victims’ cars before the crime was committed.
The suspects have admitted their involvements in these cases. They are in the custody of the Department of Corrections.
Anyone with information regarding any of these cases or suspects is asked to call either 301-749-5064 or 301-699-6548. 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.)