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Police arrest suspect for murder of Capitol Heights man

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Published on: Thursday, February 14, 2013

By Jim Davis

Prince George’s County homicide detectives arrested a suspect for the Feb. 8 slaying of a Capitol Heights man.

Detectives arrested Sean Prince Hallowell, of Forestville, Tuesday in Palmer Park for the murder of Charles Robert Thompson.

Thompson was dropped off just before 12:30 a.m. Friday at Ritchie Volunteer Fire Department, in the 1400 block of Ritchie Marlboro Road. Thompson had been shot in his head. Police said Thompson was transported to a local trauma center where he was pronounced dead.

Through the course of the investigation, homicide detectives developed Hallowell as a suspect. Hallowell and Thompson were acquaintances. The investigation revealed the scene of the shooting was the 2600 block of Timbercrest Drive in Forestville — near the suspect’s home. Police believe that after the shooting, Hallowell drove Thompson to the fire station and then fled the area.

Hallowell has been charged with first-degree murder. He was being held at the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.

Thompson’s killing was the ninth homicide of 2013 in Prince George’s County.

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