4 charged in fatal shooting near outdoor party in La Plata

- Four young people have been charged with the fatal shooting of a man near an outdoor party in La Plata, according to The Charles County Sheriff's Office.

On Sept. 25, two groups of people got into an argument after being asked to leave a party on Mona Farm Place, according to officials. Deputies say punches were thrown and some of the individuals were pepper-sprayed.

Detectives say as some people tried to flee in a car, someone fired several shots into the car. Police say 18-year-old Mason Cameron Atkins of Deale was struck and pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies on Wednesday arrested Tyreq Tilghman and Kevin Averell Jones, both 18, and two 17-year-old girls. All four are charged with first-degree murder and are being held without bail, according to officials. 

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call Det. Shankster at (301) 609-6513. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com.

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