UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — The man accused of killing his stepfather, a veteran detective with the Metropolitan Police Department, on Monday night has turned himself in to authorities, police say.
A quiet neighborhood in Upper Marlboro was rocked Monday night when Joseph Burrough Newell was shot and killed by his stepson, Antwan Rayvon James, authorities said.
Police said James, 27, a former D.C. firefighter, murdered Newell, 46, following a dispute over yard work.
Prince George’s County police spokesperson Julie Parker said just after 7 p.m. Tuesday that James turned himself in to the county police department. It ended a day-long manhunt for James, who eluded capture Monday following the murder.
Police have a warrant for his arrest that charges him with Newell’s murder.
Police said they were called to a home inside a gated community for a shooting around 8:15 p.m. Monday. Newell, a 24-year veteran officer, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities said a neighbor’s security system captured the murder on video and that the tape will not be released to the media.
Officials said the tape shows Newell on a ladder changing a light bulb when James shot him with a handgun. After the detective fell, James stood over his stepfather and fired multiple shots directly into his body.
“It was an execution,” Prince George’s County Assistant Police Chief Kevin Davis said at a news conference.
Parker said Newell’s service weapon was not used in the murder.
Police initially believed they had cleared the residence, but a person on the scene thought they saw movement inside the home which resulted in a lengthy barricade situation. A conflict management team was called to the home, located in the 6700 block of Green Moss Drive, before the situation ended around 3:30 a.m., according to WNEW reporter John Domen.