Man arrested in connection with two separate homicides in Maryland

GERMANTOWN, MD. (WUSA9) - Police have arrested a 24-year-old man from Fort Washington in connection with two separate homicides that happened within less than a week in Maryland. 

Furl John Williams, age 24, of the 400 block of Brentwood Drive in Fort Washington was arrested in connection with the first homicide that happened on April 29 inside of a Gaithersburg home. Montogmery County police said the homicide happened inside of the home located in the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way in Germantown. Police identified the victim as of 19-year-old Amaru Amir Santos Johnson. Another suspect, Eric Lee, age 23, was arrested on May 4 for this homicide. Authorities do not believe the incident was random.

He was charged with first-degree murder and home invasion in connection with this incident. 

Williams is also being charged in connection with a fatal shooting that happened at a gas station in Suitland on May 3, Prince George's County police said. 

Williams is being charged with the murder of 27-year-old Wayne Pope of Suitland. 

The investigation shows that Pope went into the gas station to buy something. Williams approached him when he was going back to his car. There was a struggle and Williams shot him and then stole his car. 

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The preliminary investigation reveals the victim had gone into the gas station to make a purchase. When he was returning to his car, the suspect approached him armed with a gun. The victim and suspect got into a struggle. The suspect shot the victim during that struggle and then stole his car.

Anyone with information on 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.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

 

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