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Prince George's Co. Double Shooting Ruled a 'Justified Homicide'

October 31, 2018

By Eyasu Delesa

A Prince George's County man won't be tried for murder after shooting and killing a man who shot and killed his younger brother while they were all together. 

On October 26th, at approximately 4:30 pm, patrol officers were called to the 5000 block of Eastpine Drive after residents reported hearing gunfire

Once on scene, the officers discovered 34-year-old Michael Gerard Bryant and 22-year-old Richard Arawole both suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced dead on the scene. 

The investigation reveals Bryant confronted Arawole and Arawole’s 23 year-old brother who were standing outside of a neighbor’s home on Eastpine Drive. Bryant then pulled out a gun and shot Richard Arawole.

Arawole’s brother returned fire in defense of Richard Arawole and other citizens who were outside. He struck and killed Bryant. 

Bryant and the two brothers were involved in an on-going dispute, according to investigators.

Detectives consulted with the State’s Attorney’s office and determined the brother’s actions were justified and he will not be charged in connection with the fatal shooting.   

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