Homicide Unit detectives are working to find the suspect(s) who fatally shot two men Sunday in Suitland. The victims are 22-year-old Courtney Simms of 23rd Parkway in Temple Hills and 23-year-old Anthony Douglas of 28th Avenue in Marlow Heights. A cash reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.
On July 9th, at about 7:20 pm, patrol officers responded to the 4600 block of Silver Hill Road for the report of a double shooting. Two of our officers were nearby and responded within minutes, deploying their department-issued trauma kits. Simms was pronounced dead on the scene. Douglas was taken to the hospital in critical condition where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The preliminary investigation reveals the two victims were shot outside in an alleyway between two businesses. Detectives are working to identify the suspect(s) and motive.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.