Prince George's Homicide Count Up to 14

Violent streak continues with another shooting death

Prince George's County police are investigating the 14th homicide of the year in the county.

Police spokesman Cpl. Henry Tippett said officers were called to the 3500 block of Terrace Drive in Suitland, Md. at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. 

Responding officers found a man suffering from gunshot wounds outside an apartment complex.  The man was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.  Police have not released the man's identify.

The death comes just one week after the county's last homicide.  Police have attempted to curb the violence by adding extra county, state and municipal officers to the areas where the homicides occurred. 

During the first four days of those stepped up patrols, police said they made 150 arrests.

On Tuesday, county officials asked for the public's help to stop the violence in Prince George's.

At least seven suspects have been arrested in connection with four of the 12 criminal homicides in the county so far this year. A 13th homicide is being investigated as probably justifiable -- the victim, 30-year-old Clyde Antwone Rosevelt Howard, was shot by a homeowner on Jan. 11 while apparently trying to break into a home on Riverdale Road in the New Carrollton area.

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