Police: Woman killed by ex-husband after birthday celebration

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Police tell us a woman was shot and killed by her ex-husband in Fort Washington after celebrating her birthday. The former husband then shot himself.

Police have identified the two people as 32-year-old Lester Lee Fletcher, Jr. and 32-year-old Michelle Miranda-Fletcher.

According to police, police at an apartment complex in the 7200 block of Jaywick Drive just after midnight on Wednesday. Once on scene, police found a woman and a man in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. They were pronounced dead on the scene.

Police say Michelle Miranda-Fletcher turned 32 years old on Tuesday and they believe she was coming back home to her apartment after celebrating her birthday. According to their investigation so far, Lester Fletcher Jr. was waiting for her in his car at the complex. He drove up to her car and began to threaten her, say police. Witnesses told police that they heard a man arguing with a woman and then saw him shoot her multiple times before turning he gun on himself.

Officers recovered the gun.

They later learned the suspect and victim were recently divorced.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925 orl Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).


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