Oxon Hill native shot to death

OH2OXON HILL – Detectives from the Prince George's County Police Department's homicide unit were able to make a quick arrest on the county's 15th homicide of the year that occurred on March 31 in a parking lot of an Oxon Hill apartment complex.

Just after 6:00 p.m. on April 1, patrol officers along with units from the county fire department responded to the 600 block of Maury Avenue in Oxon Hill. When officers arrived, they discovered 26-year-old Stephon Mathis allegedly suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he died several hours later.

Police arrested 21-year-old Rickey Penn of the 2300 block of Avalon Court in Waldorf. He was taken into custody by responding officers not far from the shooting scene. The motive remains under investigation.

Penn is allegedly charged with second-degree murder and multiple handgun charges. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.

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