Man charged with murdering fiancée in Prince George’s County

Dionte Sims (Prince George's County Police)

Authorities have charged a man with shooting and killing his fiancée and opening fire on police before barricading himself in his Prince George's County home.

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Police say 38-year-old Dionte Sims shot and killed 39-year-old Dina Taylor after an argument early Thursday morning at his Cecily Court home in Upper Marlboro.

When officers arrived they found Taylor in the roadway outside of the home suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She died at the scene.

Officers say Sims barricaded himself inside his residence for several hours prior before police took him into custody. Investigators say Sims admitted to shooting Taylor and firing a weapon at officers.

Sims has been charged with first and second degree murder in addition to the attempted first degree murder of two officers. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police at 301-516-2512.