2 suspects arrested in fatal shooting of Md. rapper

- Officials have charged two suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of Douglas Brooks, a rising DC-area rap star known as “Swipey."

The fatal shooting happened in August of 2016.

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The suspects are 19-year-old Dante Brewer of the 200 block of M Street in Southwest Washington and 18-year-old Deshawn Watkins of the 1000 block of 5th Street in Southeast Washington, according to  Prince George's County Police Department.

Officials were called to the 3600 block of Parkway Terrace Drive in Suitland for a shooting on August 21, 2016, around 1:05 am. According to investigators Brooks was outside the apartment complex on parkway terrace drive when five men approached with guns announcing a robbery.

It’s unclear why, but at least two of the men fired their weapons hitting brooks in the head. Officials say he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe the men may have been drawn to a party at the apartment by mentions on social media.

Police say they were able to connect Brewer and Watkins to the crime because one of the teens was wearing a court ordered GPS monitoring bracelet which indicated he was there and the other was arrested in the district in possession of a handgun that has been forensically linked to the crime scene.


Fox 5's Paul Wagner caught up with Brooks' brother Aaron Dodson, "I am happy that justice is served, all along we’ve been waiting, but now that justice is served we got who did it, we got who did it. We can’t bring my brother back but at the end of the day justice was served."

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Anyone with information on this fatal shooting is asked to please call our Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or to go www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

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