Two Arrests Made in Local Rapper’s Murder

February 27, 2017
Prince George’s County POLICE

Photo via PGPD


Douglas Brooks, better known as “Dirty Swipey,” was on his way to being one of the next big rappers out of the DMV when he was gunned down last summer in Prince George’s County.

Brooks was found dead on August 21 outside an apartment complex in Suitland.

On Monday, Prince George’s County Police announced two arrests in the case. Nineteen-year-old Dante Brewer and 18-year-old Deshawn Watkins have been charged in connection with Brooks’ murder. The suspects are both from D.C.

The suspects planned on robbing Brooks and others who were attending a party in the apartment complex where the homicide occurred, police say.


Swipey’s death shocked the community, as the young rapper was garnering more and more buzz by the day. He had worked alongside rappers’ Fat Joe and Wale.

He also excelled in school, graduating high school cum laude at the age of 16, according to his mother.

Brooks had worked with WPGC on multiple occasions and was personal friends with WPGC’s Tony Redz.







Read Prince George’s County Police’s full press release here.

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