A Good Month for Murder: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad by Del Quentin WilberBestselling author Del Quentin Wilber tells the inside story of how a homicide squad—a dedicated, colorful team of detectives—does its almost impossible job
Twelve homicides, three police-involved shootings and the furious hunt for an especially brutal killer—February 2013 was a good month for murder in suburban Washington, D.C.
After gaining unparalleled access to the homicide unit in Prince Georges County, which borders the nations capital, Del Quentin Wilber begins shadowing the talented, often quirky detectives who get the call when a body falls. After a quiet couple of months, all hell breaks loose: suddenly every detective in the squad is scrambling to solve one shooting and stabbing after another. Meanwhile, the entire unit is obsessed with a stone-cold red ball, a high-profile case involving a seventeen-year-old honor student attacked by a gunman who kicked down the door to her house and shot her in her bed.
Murder is the police investigators ultimate crucible: to solve a killing, a detective must speak for the dead. More than any recent book, A Good Month for Murder shows what it takes to succeed when the stakes couldnt possibly be higher.
2 Dead In Murder-Suicide In PG County: Police
When they arrived, they found Jackson suffering from a gunshot wound. He died at a hospital several hours later. The preliminary investigation reveals Jackson had just filled up his car when Wheeler approached and shot him. A tip from a citizen helped detectives identify Wheeler who was arrested today in the District. Wheeler is charged with first degree murder, second degree murder and related charges. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. Are you kidding me?
On February 13, , around pm, patrol officers were called to the block of Armstrong Lane. The victim, Osama El-Atari of Leesburg, was found inside of his pickup truck suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Preliminarily, the motive appears to be a targeted robbery. The suspects robbed El-Atari of several items.
An off-duty Prince George's County police officer was killed Wednesday morning after a neighbor being threatened by her estranged husband asked for the officer's help and the man shot him, police say. The alleged attacker, year-old Glenn Tyndell, also was killed. Mujahid Ramzziddin lost his life helping the woman as he was off duty in his own neighborhood, Chief Hank Stawinski said at a news conference. Ramzziddin was fatally shot on Wednesday, Feb. He served on the Prince George's County police force for 14 years. He was Tyndell, of Largo, had a protective order against him and was due in court for an emergency hearing on Wednesday, sources tell News4 and court records show.
Prince George's County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Loudoun . and found that across the country, there are areas where murder is common, but .
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Homicides are down in Washington, D. There were homicides in the District last year, a 17 percent decrease, according to the Metropolitan Police Department's website. Of those murders, 70 percent have been closed. While the District has seen a slight decrease in homicides, Prince William County in Virginia and Prince George's County in Maryland are dealing with a notable increase. Last year, 22 people were killed in Prince William County, which has , residents. There were 10 homicides there in Prince William County Police Officer Ashley Guindon was shot and killed in February by a man who apparently shot and killed his wife before officers arrived.