COLLEGE PARK – A fight inside a College Park apartment during a party left one dead and another in critical condition after two people were shot early Sunday morning.
Just before 5:30 a.m., patrol units from Prince George's County Police Department, along with fire/EMS units from the Branchville Volunteer Fire Department, responded to the Seven Springs Apartment Complex in the 9300 block of Cherry Hill Road for a reported shooting.
Upon arrival, police and fire crews found two adult males in a second floor apartment suffering from gunshot wounds to their chest.
One of the males, who police have identified as 24 year-old Rogelio Sierra-Dunran of Hewitt Avenue in Wheaton, was transported to Prince George's Hospital Trauma Center. Despite the efforts of doctors, they were unable to save Dunran, who died from his injuries.
The second adult male was also transported to the trauma center in serious condition, but did not have life-threatening injuries, officials on the scene said.
It then took homicide detectives from the Prince George's County Police Department less than 24 hours to make an arrest in the homicide. With the assistance of the Metropolitan Police Department, detectives arrested 21-year-old David Serpas of the 9500 block of 48th Place in College Park in Washington, D.C.
Detectives determined that Dunran and the second victim got into an argument with Serpas while attending a party. The argument escalated into Dunran and the second victim being shot.
Serpas is charged with first and-second degree murder. He is in custody in the District awaiting extradition to Prince George’s County.