Prince George's County police are trying to figure out why a popular teen was killed outside a grocery store in Clinton, Md. The shooting of Darius Turner comes as the community still tries to cope with the killing of six teens during last school year. Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins with Darius Turner's family as they try to cope with the shock of his murder.
Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of man early Saturday in Clinton, Md.
Prince George’s County police said Darius Trey Turner, 18, of Brandywine, Md., was standing in a Shoppers Food Warehouse parking lot in the 6300 block of Coventry Way where he and some friends were waiting to meet more friends after a party when a dark-colored car approached.
Police said Darryl Adamson, Jr., 19, was a passenger in the car and opened fire on Turner, striking and killing him.
"I got a phone call from my son's best friend, and he was like, 'Ma, Trey has been shot,'" said Travina Salmond, Turner's mother.
Adamson was arrested Saturday at his home in Clinton. He is charged with first-degree murder, accused of firing the shots from the car, and is currently being held at the Department of Corrections.
"I believe he and my son had a run-in in the past," Salmond said. "I'm talking about years ago."
Darius was a recent graduate who was considering computer school.
"This is just a senseless act," Turner's father said.
Police are still seeking information about the car. It is described as a dark-colored, four-door sedan with dark-tinted windows.
"If there are any other witnesses or anyone else that is involved with this, especially with this dark-colored sedan, yes, we're asking for anyone to come forward," Officer Nicole Hubbard said.
Anyone with information about this case 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 cell phone or go to http://www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.
A $25,000 reward is being offered in this case.