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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Attempted 1st Degree Murder Suspect Arrested

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Surveillance Team (FAST) reported the arrest of Thomas Sanders of Hyattsville, MD on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder that was obtained by County Police on September 4th, 2014.

According to the warrant, on September 3rd, in the 6500 block of Columbia Terrace, Hyattsville, MD, Sanders is alleged to have approached a vehicle into which he fired a handgun repeatedly, striking a victim multiple times in the chest and arm.  The warrant further states that Sanders was seen holding  the gun  as he ran through backyards in the same block and that he later came out of the house and confessed to a witness that he had shot the victim. 
            
Deputies determined that Sanders could be located at an address near the shooting.  On September 9th, they went to the location where they took Sanders into custody without incident and transported him to District III Police Detectives.

Sanders is also charged with Firearm use in a Felony Violent Crime, First Degree Assault and five additional charges.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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