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    Maryland Man’s Slaying Concerns LGBTQ Community
    Matthew Mickens-Murrey

    While police aren’t calling a Maryland man’s homicide a hate crime, the LGBTQ community is worried.

    After black gay pride weekend in D.C., no one could reach Matthew Mickens-Murrey, 26, for a few days, said Devon Barrington-Ward, president of Impulse Group DC, an LGBTQ activism organization.

    Police asked to check on Mickens-Murrey’s welfare Tuesday afternoon found him stabbed to death in his apartment in the 5400 block of Newton Street in the unincorporated area of Hyattsville, Prince George’s County Police said.

    “It was a really sad close to black gay pride,” Barrington-Ward said.

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    There's concern in the local LGBTQ community in Prince George’s County about the killing of a young man in his apartment in the unincorporated part of Hyattsville. There's a $25,000 reward for whoever leads police to the person that killed him. Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports on what an activist group is doing to ease community concerns.

    (Published Friday, June 2, 2017)

    After a planned vigil in Hyattsville Saturday, members of the LGBTQ community will meet in D.C. to hand out flyers at the bars and clubs Mickens-Murrey frequented, he said.

    He said it is important the message is sent to the community and police that those who knew the victim are concerned.