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Video of suspect from Tucker's restaurant arson released

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Surveillance video showing the person police believe started a damaging fire at a popular Prince George's County restaurant was made public Tuesday.

The video shows the suspect outside Tucker's restaurant in Upper Marlboro at 1:50 a.m. on June 17, about an hour-and-half before the three-alarm fire at the restaurant was reported.


Prince George's County fire officials said Monday they are investigating the fire as arson.

Tucker's Restaurant fire declared suspicious

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A fire at a popular restaurant in Upper Marlboro has been declared suspicious, according to Prince George's County Fire Department Spokesperson Mark Brady.

The at Tucker's Bar and Lounge on Marlboro Pike took place at about 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, according to officials. It was reported by someone who called 911 to say they seen smoke coming from the roof.

The majority of the flames were found coming from the roof and attic area and grew quickly, according to officials. Crews had the fire control by about 5:10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Officials are asking anyone with information to contact: Call 301-77-ARSON (27766). Tips can be made anonymously.

Second person charged in Md. officer involved shooting

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A second person has been charged in connection to an officer involved shooting outside a shopping center in Upper Marlboro.

Derrick Simmons, 42, of the 8900 block of Town Center Circle in Upper Marlboro was charged with felony theft and handgun related charges, Prince George's County police said.

Simmons and fellow suspect Clyde Peterson, 44, were shot by a Prince George's County police officer outside the Marlboro Crossroads Shopping Center on the 5700 block of Crain Highway. The two men were in a car that had been reported stolen by Baltimore police.

Man arrested in officer-involved shooting in Upper Marlboro

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 44-year-old man has been charged in connection with an officer-involved shooting that happened in Upper Marlboro on Tuesday morning, Prince Geoge's County police said.

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The suspect has been identified as 44-year-old Clyde Peterson of Upper Marlboro. A second suspect is still in the hospital in police custody, police said.

Police responded to the Marlboro Crossroads shopping center located in the 5700 block of Crain Highway around 10:45 a.m. for the report of a officer-involved shooting.

Police find missing 12-year-old Upper Marlboro girl

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police have found a missing 12-year-old girl from Upper Marlboro. She is safe.


Prince George's County Police Department is searching for a missing 12-year-old girl from Upper Marlboro, Md., who was last seen Saturday morning.

Police are searching for 12-year-old Shemayon May Brown, who was last seen in the 9900 block of Rosaryville Road around 7:45 a.m., according to authorities.

Brown is described as a black girl, standing 4'8" tall, and weighing around 88 pounds. She has braids in her hair below her shoulder, according to police. She was last seen wearing a short sleeve t-shirt with a picture on the front, pink flannel pajama pants with tic-tac-toe designs, and pink slippers with multi-color flower designs. She is not wearing her glasses.

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

Students interested in attending the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. can audition on Sun., Mar. 1 at MSA Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road. Auditions are required as part of the 2015-2016 academy registration. The MSA Academy audition is for performing arts students from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students should call 703-339-0444 ext.3 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org to register for an audition time. 

The audition process will give prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills in dance, music and theater for the chairs of the respective arts departments.  Applicants must attend a live audition if they live within three geographical states of MSA.  Prospective students living beyond the three-state radius may submit a DVD audition. 

Man arrested for homicide in Croom

CROOM, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police say they have arrested a man in the shooting death of James Ryan Burch of Harwood, Md.

Prince George's County police arrested 25-year-old Lemuel Alonzo Brown, Jr. of Harwood, Md. in connection with the homicide in Croom on Sunday. Police say Burch and Brown knew each other and that an argument preceded the shooting.

Burch was found in the 7000 block of Crain Highway at 3 a.m. with a gunshot wound, according to police. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Brown turned himself into authorities in a neighboring jurisdiction after a warrant for first degree murder was obtained for his arrest, say police.

Brown is being held without bond at the Prince George's County Department of Corrections.