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PGPD: Arrest made in fatal shooting of Riverdale Park security guard

The suspect is charged with fatally shooting 23-year-old Riyadh Al Janabi of Rockville.

RIVERDALE PARK, Md. — The Prince George's County Police Department has charged a 24-year-old man with fatally shooting a 23-year-old security guard and stealing his car. Police arrested Desmond Mbah of Bowie, Maryland on Wednesday.

A preliminary police investigation found that the security guard, identified as Riyadh Al Janabi, was shot during a carjacking. The stolen car has been recovered, according to PGPD.

Mbah is charged with first and second-degree murder, carjacking and other related charges and is in the custody of the Department of Corrections. A commissioner ordered him held on a no-bond status, after he confessed to the murder, according to PGPD. 

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According to police, Al Janabi was murdered at his workplace in the 5400 block of 54th Avenue in Riverdale Park, just after 8 p.m. on Feb. 11.

Police said officers responded to a call for a carjacking, which was later upgraded to a shooting. When police arrived, they say they found Al Janabi mortally wounded and laying on the pavement. He was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital.

This is an ongoing investigation. If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app. Please refer to case number 21-0006765.

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