Second suspect arrested in relation to July homicide in Suitland

ARRESTSUITLAND – It took more than three months, but homicide detectives from the Prince George's County Police Department have arrested a second suspect in the double homicide of 22-year-old Courtney Simms and 23-year-old Anthony Douglas, who were shot and killed on July 9 in Suitland.

Detectives arrested 28-year-old Robert Suesbury of the 1600 block of Euclid Street in Northwest Washington, D.C. on Aug. 25 in relation to the double homicide.

According to court records, Suesbury was arrested in 2007 for armed robbery and first-degree assault and other crimes. On July 24, detectives also arrested 19-year-old Jharrod Armstrong of the 1400 block of Fairmont Street in Northwest Washington, D.C. in relation to the murders.

Just before 7:30 p.m. on July 9, Simms and Douglas were fatally wounded in an alleyway between two businesses in the 4600 block of Silver Hill Road in Suitland. Detectives previously released surveillance video from the evening that showed three suspects getting out of a car and walking out of the picture toward the victims. After the shooting, one of the suspects is seen running back to the car. Preliminarily, detectives believe the suspects intended to rob the victims.

Suesbury and Armstrong are both charged with first and-second degree murder. Both are in the custody of the department of correction on a no-bond status.

Detectives are still searching for a third suspect.

A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the homicide unit at 301-772-4925.

Last modified onWednesday, 27 September 2017 14:51
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