What to Know
- The video showed him seconds before entering the home, gun in hand, and then showed him leaving, tucking in the alleged murder weapon.
- The man stopped at convenience store in Forestville about 30 minutes before the shootings and made a purchase.
- Carlina Renee Gray, 50, of District Heights, Jan Marie Parks, 55, of Landover, and Allen Rowlett, 60, of Forestville, were killed.
Police released surveillance images and video Monday of an unidentified man in the deaths of three people who were shot in a home in District Heights, Maryland.
Two other people were injured in the Friday night shooting, police said.
The released video showed him seconds before entering the home, gun in hand, and then showed him leaving, tucking the alleged murder weapon in his pants.
“He has no idea if he has surviving victims or not, so he shot five people and comes around that corner and slowly flees the scene. It’s disturbing,” said Capt. Brian Reilly, of the Prince George’s County police homicide unit. “It seems like he his pretty nonchalant after shooting five people, which is disturbing to say the least.”
Reilly said the man stopped at convenience store in the 7400 block of Marlboro Pike in Forestville about 30 minutes before the shootings and made a purchase. Police released surveillance footage from the convenience store Tuesday.
“He is in the liquor store a half hour prior to our murders. He buys some goods, and then a short time later, our triple homicide took place,” Reilly said. “Distinctive hair, distinctive walk, distinctive clothing on that evening, and we look forward to hearing from the community on this case.”
The victims were found about 9:35 p.m. Friday, after police responded to a home in the 3100 block of Orleans Avenue.
Carlina Renee Gray, 50, of District Heights, Jan Marie Parks, 55, of Landover, and Allen Rowlett, 60, of Forestville, were killed, police said. The two other victims were critically injured and were taken to a hospital, police said.
Gray's sister told News4 she was "the friendliest person you'd ever meet" and was the person people depended on for consolation, or a shoulder to cry on.
"Her home was always open to anybody who needed somewhere to go or just [if] you needed to vent," she said.
Gray lived in the home with her boyfriend, according to her sister.
A man who was close to Rowlett said the news was devastating, and that Rowlett was "a great guy."
"He was a great, humble guy. Very down to earth," he said. "If he knows you, he'll do all he can for you."
Jan Parks' family released a statement Monday, saying in part, "We are devastated by the loss of Jan Parks. Jan last saw her mother at 8:30 Friday night and an hour later she was gone."
Police said the shooting did not appear to be random but have not released information on a possible motive. They believe the man acted alone, they said Monday.
Anyone with information is asked to call 866-411-TIPS.