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Friday, August 06, 2004

Gory Prince George's: Murder on Southern Avenue (20745)

(Posted 13 Jan 2006)

Arrest in 2004 Homicide on Southern Avenue

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) has arrested 36 year old Donnell Jordan for a homicide that occurred on August 6, 2004 on Southern Avenue. On January 3, 2006, Jordan, of the 1200 block of Southview Drive, was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder. He was apprehended in the 14700 block of Main Street, without incident.

On August 6, 2004, at approximately 5:18 p.m., the victim, 23-year-old Devaughn Method, was found shot in the 800 block of Southern Avenue. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Jordan was arrested on a warrant issued on November 15, 2005.

PGPD closed 98 homicides in 2005 and an additional four during the first 11 days of this year. Three of the four homicides closed this year occurred in 2005.

The FBI standard that police departments across the country follow to measure homicide closures is the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) standard. The UCR standard counts all homicides that are closed during any given year, regardless of the year in which the homicide occurred.

For more information contact the Press Information Office at 301-772-4710.

Gazette, 13 Jan 2006 (Donatelli)

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