18-year-old fatally shot near Md. movie theater ID'd

Police say 18-year-old Reuel Hicks was shot and killed during a drug deal.

WALDORF, MD (WUSA9) - An 18-year-old from Waldorf who was fatally shot near a Charles County movie theater Wednesday night has been identified. 

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Diane Richardson said the shooting happened in a parking lot behind the AMC St. Charles Town Center 9 in the 11100 block of Mall Circle in Waldorf. The victim was hanging out with friends when he started talking to the shooter and was subsequently shot.

The victim was identified as Reuel Hicks, 18, of Waldorf. 

Investigators say the victim and shooter knew each other.

Authorities arrested 19-year-old Deavan Quindel Jefferson. They’re still working to determine a motive. Officials said Hicks and Jefferson  were making a drug transaction when the shooting happened. 

 


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