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Suspect in Killing of Burlington Coat Factory Guard Arrested in DC

911 dispatcher stayed on phone with caller as police moved in for the arrest



    911 Dispatcher Helps Lock Up Murder Suspect

    News4's Jackie Bensen talks exclusively with the 911 dispatcher who helped lead police to a murder suspect in DC. The man is accused of stabbing a security guard to death Saturday at Potomac Mills Mall in Woodbridge, Virginia. (Published Tuesday, March 7, 2017)

    The man accused of killing a security guard outside a Burlington Coat Factory store in northern Virginia over the weekend was arrested Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

    About 9:30 a.m., 911 dispatcher Sharon Jones answered a call from a man who saw the suspect, Jamel Carlos Kingsbury.

    "The man said, 'It's the guy who killed the security guard in Potomac Mills,'" Jones said.

    Kingsbury, 35, had been wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of 44-year-old Larry Donnell Drumgole, who was a security guard at the Burlington Coat Factory at the Potomac Mills Mall at 2700 Potomac Mills Circle in Woodbridge, Prince William County Police said.

    DC Police 911 Dispatcher Sharon Jones
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    The 911 caller repeated "that's him" several times, Jones said.

    She stayed on the phone while sending police to Rhode Island Avenue and First Street in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of northwest D.C. The caller watched the suspect run before he was apprehended.

    "He said, 'They stopped him,' and I said, 'Good job. Good job,'" Jones said.

    Two security guards at the store allegedly saw Kingsbury shoplifting items from the store Saturday afternoon. They confronted him outside, a struggle ensued, and Kingsbury stabbed one of the guards and ran, police said.

    Police arrived at the store about 2:30 p.m. and searched the area but could not find the suspect.

    The victim, who was a resident of Rappahannock, was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries, police said. The second employee involved in the incident was not injured.

    Kingsbury was also involved in a "domestic related call" Saturday morning, police have said.

    He will remain in custody in D.C., pending extradition back to Virginia, authorities said.