CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. - Prince George’s County Police continue to search for the killer or killers who took the lives of two teenagers early Sunday at a Capitol Heights apartment community.
Police said a total of six people were shot at around 2:45 a.m. in the 6800 block of Walker Mill Road. Investigators haven’t revealed what led up to the violence, but said they don’t believe it was random.
The victims have been identified as 14-year-old Todd Webb Jr. and 18-year-old Brian Davis.
Davis is the nephew of a FOX 5 employee. His family said there was some kind of fight in the apartment parking lot and they believe Davis was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“I’m really hurting because he was a good kid,” said Davis’ grandfather, Ervin Goodall. “Due for graduation in June. Just recently he had expressed to his mom that what he wanted to do is join the military.”
Goodall tried to hold back tears as he talked about his grandson, a D.C. high school student who loved sports.
“(This is) one of the toughest days of my life,” he said. “The call I got at the time I got it. The phone kept ringing, and I didn’t want to answer because I knew something was wrong that time of day.”
The second victim, Todd Webb, lived at the apartments where the shooting happened. His family declined to speak, but a family friend told FOX 5 he knew the 14-year-old and his parents.
“I know they’re grieving right now,” said the man, who didn’t want to use his name. “Whoever did this, I hope they find him.”
Police said two of the surviving shooting victims are out of the hospital already. The third is still in the hospital, but expected to recover, and the fourth has life-threatening injuries.
Goodall said with all the crime he sees on the news, he’d almost become numb to it before today.
“You never think it will be at your doorstep,” he said. “And when that happens, I don’t care how tough you are, how manly you are, how anything you are, it hits you like a ton of bricks.”
A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing 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 go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.