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Glenarden Boosts Policing After Three Recent Shootings



    (Published Monday, June 1, 2015)

    Glenarden Police are increasing patrols after three shootings that left three men dead and another three people wounded.

    Glenarden Police Chief Philip O’Donnell said locals can expect to see more Prince George's County Police officers.

    "There's additional county police officers patroling Glenarden and they'll be doing it for the near future," he said.

    Rupert Everton Samuels, 38, was found shot to death inside a crashed car in Glenarden the morning of May 18. Investigators say Samuels was driving east on Martin Luther King Jr. Highway when someone started shooting at his BMW.

    Pierre Rafael Edwards, 22, was found with multiple gunshot wounds on the 2800 block of Horn Beam Court on Saturday evening.

    And Jeramey Williams, 21, was killed and three other people were injured Sunday in a drive-by shooting at a busy park in Springdale, Maryland, just outside Glenarden.

    O'Donnell said he does not believe the shootings were related. 

    Last year, the real estate blog Movoto listed Glenarden as the second safest city in Maryland, after Hampstead.