Police: Man Opened Fire at Party Near University of Maryland; 1 Dead, 1 Hurt - NBC4 Washington

Police: Man Opened Fire at Party Near University of Maryland; 1 Dead, 1 Hurt



    Man Killed Near U.Md. After Party

    A 24-year-old man was shot and killed after an argument at a party near the University of Maryland. News4's Tracee Wilkins reports. (Published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017)

    One man has died and another is hurt after a shooting at a party early Sunday near the University of Maryland, College Park, police say.

    Rogelio Sierra-Duran died after he was shot at the party in an apartment on the 9300 block of Cherry Hill Road, north of the university's campus, Prince George's County police said. He was 24.

    Davie Serpas, 21, was taken into police custody in D.C. early Monday and charged with murder.

    At least resident of the apartment where the shooting occurred is a student of the university, multiple sources told News4. No students were hurt.

    Police say Serpas, Sierra-Duran and a third man argued at the party, and Serpas opened fire.

    Police were called to the apartment, which is near an IKEA store, about 5:25 a.m.

    Sierra-Duran was taken to a hospital, where he died. Another man, who police did not name, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

    Serpas is in police custody in D.C. and is awaiting extradition to Prince George's County.

    The apartment complex where the shooting occurred is popular with college students. Many students said they were stunned by the crime. On Monday, crime tape still hung outside the building. 

    University of Maryland administrators said they did not warn students about the crime because it occurred too far from campus. 

    Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call police at 301-772-4925. Anyone who wishes to make an anonymous tip can call 866-411-TIPS or send a text message with PGPD to CRIMES. Also, tipsters can visit www.pgpolice.org.