D.C. Man Charged in '08 Death Of Infant.
Last September, 9-month-old Anthony M. Savoy III was killed in his car seat in Suitland, struck by one of more than a dozen bullets from an automatic weapon. Yesterday, Prince George's County police think, they found their man.
Acting on a tip, police detectives entered a house in the Charles County town of Nanjemoy, where they arrested Karon Clifton Wilson, 21, as he hung out with friends. Wilson, of Northwest Washington, was charged with first-degree murder and was being held last night in the Prince George's Department of Corrections in Upper Marlboro.
The infant was fatally shot Sept. 3, 2008, when the minivan he was in was hit by more than a dozen shots fired from an Uzi submachine gun. The gunman then jumped into a waiting car and fled. Anthony was killed almost instantly.
His father, Anthony Maurice Savoy II, 22, suffered gunshot wounds, and police said at the time that the gunfire might have been intended for him, or possibly for the infant's mother. Savoy has since recovered, said Officer Henry Tippett, a Prince George's police spokesman.
At the time, police thought that the shootings could be connected to the shooting death of Ashlee Russell, 18, in Northeast Washington days earlier.
Last night, Tippett would not confirm that connection, but he said that the shooting probably was in retaliation for a crime committed in the District.
Police said in September that they needed help from the community to solve the infant's slaying, which took place in the 2600 block of Shadyside Avenue, in the parking lot of the apartment complex where the elder Savoy lived.
And the help came: It was a tip that led police to Wilson, Tippett said yesterday.
(Posted 10 Jul 2009)