Prince George’s County police arrested a suspect in what they believe was a drug-related homicide in District Heights, Md., over the weekend.
Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 7100 block of Marbury Court about 9:35 p.m. Saturday. The victim, 32-year-old Lyndell Lorenzo Sowells, described the gunman and told police which direction he ran, police said.
Sowells died a short time later at a local hospital.
Officers broadcast the description, and a man matching was soon seen running along a fence behind homes and the area, police said. An officer stopped and arrested the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Omar Smith.
Smith confessed to shooting Sowells, police said. He is charged with first-degree murder.
The suspect and victim lived about a block away from each other in the area of the shooting, police said.