Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting in District Heights

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DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. — Prince George’s County Police have arrested a man they say shot and killed another man in District Heights.

Officers were called to District Heights Parkway about 9:35 p.m. Saturday. Police found 32-year-old Lyndell Sowells of District Heights suffering from a gunshot wound.

Authorities say Sowells was able to give police a description of the man who shot him before he died at a local hospital.

Police say an officer saw a man matching the description running behind some homes and arrested him.

Twenty-two-year-old Omar Anthony Smith of District Heights has been charged with first-degree murder. Police say the killing was drug-related.

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