BOWIE, Md. – An 18-year-old young man who was shot multiple times in Prince George’s County early Thursday morning has died.
Devante Marcus King was discovered in the yard of a home on the 13000 block of 6th Street early Thursday, after neighbors heard gunshots and called police about 1:15 a.m., police said.
The 18-year-old victim was transported with life-threatening injuries to a local hospital where he later died.
A bullet tore through the front porch area of the house behind which King was found, homeowner James Carroll said.
Witnesses say they saw three men flee the scene. Police are now searching for three black men with dreadlocks.
Police do not believe the shooting of King was random; he likely was targeted, officials said. Investigators searched on Thursday for shell casings and any other evidence that could lead to an arrest.
No suspect information has been released by the PGPD, which is taking over the investigation.
Anyone with information about this homicide 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 Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text PGPD plus your message to CRIMES (274637) on your cellphone or go towww.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.
A reward of as much as $25,000 is available for any information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this case.
The shooting is the first homicide of the year for Bowie.
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