Thursday, January 13, 2011
From a PG police report: On January 4, 2011 at approximately 11:43 p.m., Prince George’s County Police officers responded to the 4000 block of Norcross Street in Hillcrest Heights Maryland, for a report of a shooting. When patrol officers arrived, they discovered Michael DeAngelo Layne, 19, of Temple Hills, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
I have been contacted by Mr. Layne's mother, who informed me that her son "was not transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound.
He was grazed in the chest by a bullet that did not puncture or enter his body and he had a heart attack."
According to the police report, another 21 year-old male was transported to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition. A second 21 year-old and an 18 year-old were also transported for non-life threatening injuries. They were transported to an area hospital for treatment.
The investigation is still ongoing while detectives continue to search for a suspect(s) and establish a motive.
There has been a terrible streak of slaughter occurring in PG County of late. This is the only shrine I have encountered there this winter.
I wish Mr. Layne's mother, and his entire family, every strength, healing, peace, and uplifting memories of their loved one.
For more information on the violent situation in the County, see: