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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Two Attempted First Degree Murder Suspects Arrested #PGSO

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the following felony arrests:

Two Attempted First Degree Murder Suspects Arrested
Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Raymond Brown of Suitland, MD and Akai Hopkins of Upper Marlboro, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder obtained by County Police on March 6, 2016.


According to the warrant, on March 2, 2016, Brown and Hopkins arranged a meeting with three individuals to purchase illegal drugs in the 4000 block of Swindon Terrace in Upper Marlboro, MD. During the unlawful transaction, Brown and Hopkins allegedly pulled out handguns, which they both fired. A bullet struck one of the victims in the neck. According to the warrant the victim remains in critical condition.

Upon receipt of the warrant on March 10, Deputies spoke with Hopkins’ family member who advised that the suspect could be located in the 4000 block of King John Way in Upper Marlboro, MD.  Deputies went to the address where they were allowed entry and where they located Hopkins in a bedroom. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the District III Police Station.

After further investigation, on March 10th deputies identified a location for Brown at a residence in the 7000 block of Sheriff Rd, Landover, MD. They were granted access to the residence by a family member and located Brown in the living room of the apartment. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the District III Police Station.

Brown and Hopkins are also charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Injure, Handgun on Person, and Reckless Endangerment.

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





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