Cops Investigate Murder-Suicide In Maryland

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Prince George’s County, Maryland — Police are investigating a murder-suicide in Lanham. The victim is 48-year-old James McCall. The deceased suspect is 31-year-old Wintrell Phillips of the 10200 block of Diablo Avenue in Lanham.

On March 20th, around 4:00 pm, patrol officers responded to the 10200 block of Diablo Avenue for the report of a shooting. Officers observed the suspect in front of the home holding two guns. The officers gave verbal commands for the suspect to drop his weapons. Instead of complying, the suspect ran to the side of the house. Officers then heard the sound of shots. The suspect was located suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers then discovered the victim inside of the home. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The suspect was pronounced dead the next day at an area hospital. The victim had recently moved into the home where the suspect also lived.

Detectives are working to establish a motive.

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