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Suitland man found strangled

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Published on: Friday, January 18, 2013

By Jim Davis

Prince George’s County has seen its first homicide of 2013. Last Friday morning, a 34-year-old man was found strangled to death inside a Suitland home.

Around 6:45 a.m. Jan. 11, Prince George’s County police officers responded to the 2200 block of Wyngate Road in Suitland for a report of a fight. Upon arrival, patrol officers found Jamal Rami Martin, of Suitland, with indications of trauma to his upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police officials said.

Prince George’s County homicide detectives identified Leon Antauwn Wynn, 43, of Suitland, as a person interest in the homicide case. An alert was broadcast over the area for Wynn, who was driving a white Chevy Impala.

According to Metropolitan Police Department, officers spotted Wynn’s vehicle on Naylor Road SE around 8:30 p.m., but officers did not initially chase the vehicle.

Several minutes later, police attempted to stop the car in the 2000 block of Gales Street NE, but Wynn did not stop. A short chase resulted.

Police officials said Wynn crashed the Impala into a fence and then took off on foot, but officers caught him and took him into custody on traffic charges.

Metropolitan Police officials told The Sentinel once Wynn was placed into custody, police discovered a woman in the car’s trunk. Investigators said the woman was also taken into custody, but she was not placed under arrest. The woman is a witness in the case, police officials said.

During questioning, Wynn allegedly admitted his involvement in Martin’s death. Police officials said the two knew each other through family. Wynn was charged again — this time with second-degree murder and other offenses.

He will be extradited to Prince George’s County.

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