Trio Charged In Pregnant Woman's Killing in Capitol Heights
CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (WJZ) -- Three Washington DC residents have been arrested and charged after a pregnant woman was killed in a Capitol Heights shooting on April 20, Prince George's County police said.
Police identified the suspects as 21-year-old Malik Johnson, his brother 22-year-old Michael Johnson, 22, both of the 2700 block of 31st Street, and 23-year-old Bianca McDuffie.
The three were charged with allegedly shooting pregnant 18-year-old J'Lyn Quinones, 18 and another woman as they crossed Quinn Street near Southern Avenue in unincorporated Capitol Heights, police said. The victims ran down Southern Avenue and crossed into DC seeking help. Metropolitan Police officers saw them at the intersection of Rail Street and Southern Avenue and found out they had been shot in Prince George's County.
Quinones' baby was delivered during emergency surgery, but Quinones died a short time after arriving at the hospital. Her baby remains hospitalized and is expected to survive, police said.
The other victim's injuries are not considered life-threatening.
During the investigation, detectives identified Malik Johnson as the alleged shooter and said Michael Johnson was involved with Quinones and is believed to be the baby's father. A motive for the shooting is still under investigation, police said.
Malik Johnson is charged with first- and second-degree murder and two counts of attempted first- and second-degree murder, police said.
Michael Johnson and McDuffie are each charged with accessory after the fact of first-degree murder for allegedly helping Malik Johnson evade arrest after the shooting, police said. All three suspects were found in McDuffie's home and are in custody in DC pending extradition to Prince George's County, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS, go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the P3 TIPS mobile app. Police ask tipsters to refer to case number 21-0017572.
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