Landover homicide victim was in group ‘doing milk crate challenge’: cops

A man who was shot and killed in Landover Wednesday night was in a group that was performing the popular – and dangerous – "milk crate challenge," according to Prince George’s County police.

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Officers were called to the scene in the 2600 block of Kent Village Drive near East Lombard Street in the area around 8:10 p.m. for reports of a shooting. 

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Once on scene, officials an unresponsive man outside suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead a short time later. 

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The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Julian Kirkland of District Heights.

Detectives are working to determine a motive and identify a suspect(s). Anyone with information is asked to call Prince George's County Police detectives at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), go online at, or use the "P3 Tips" mobile app. The case number 21-0038724.