Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Stephen Rane, 8700 block of 36th Avenue, College Park MD

From a detailed PG County police report: On February 12, 2013, shortly before 1:00 am, police officers were called to the 8700 block of 36th Avenue, College Park, MD for the report of a shooting. Once on scene, police officers discovered three people had been shot.

The investigation reveals the suspect set multiple small fires in and around the backyard of his home.  One of his roommates woke up to the flames. He alerted a second roommate. They find the suspect in the back of the home and the three agree to put out the flames. While walking back inside to get water, one of the roommates notices the suspect reaching into his waistband and pulling out a gun. That roommate begins to run. He hears gunshots, realizes he’s been hit and runs to a neighbor for help. The other roommate collapses outside of the home after being shot multiple times. The suspect then walks into the backyard and turns the gun on himself. Police officers recovered a handgun next to the suspect’s body as well as a bag of weapons to include a baseball bat, a machete and a fully-loaded semi-automatic weapon and ammunition.The shooter is identified as Dayvon Maurice Green, 23. Green was a graduate student at the University of Maryland. The victim who collapsed outside was pronounced dead at a local hospital. He is identified as Stephen Alex Rane, 22. He was an undergraduate at the university. The surviving victim is also a 22 year-old undergraduate. He has non-life threatening injuries. Updated February 13, 2013:  The surviving victim has been released from the hospital and is resting comfortably with family. Prince George's County homicide detectives, working in conjunction with the ATF, learned new details about the second weapon found near the gunman responsible for today's murder-suicide. This weapon was not used but was found near the suspect in a bag also containing a machete, a baseball bat and ammunition. The fully-loaded, semi-automatic weapon was a .22 caliber rifle manufactured by Israel Weapons Industries (IWI). The model is an UZI B. Dayvon Green bought this weapon legally on January 18, 2013, from a gun store in Silver Spring, Maryland.

There is also extensive material on Mr. Rane and this sad case in the Washington Post. Mr. Rane seems to have been a remarkable young man. 

May peace reign...  

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