The Blotter: Intruder shoots inside Jessup home

By and |
Local,Crime,Scott McCabe,Naomi Jagoda,The Blotter

Trooper's alleged killer says God mad him do it

The man charged with killing a Virginia State trooper told investigators that God made him do it, court documents say.

Russell Brown, 28, is accused of shooting and killing Master Trooper Junius Walker in Dinwiddie County last week and exchanging gunfire with another trooper.

When police interviewed Brown after his arrest, he told them that he knew the trooper's killing would happen because he was instructed to do it by God. He also said that a Virginia State Police special agent who was interviewing him would be the next to be killed.

Brown's grandmother told police that in the weeks leading up to the shooting, Brown uncharacteristically talked about the Bible.

Intruder shoots inside home

Howard County police are searching for a man who invaded a Jessup home where five members of a family were present.

About 2:20 a.m. Wednesday, a woman called police and told them that an armed man had entered her home in Jessup. The woman, two other adults and two teenage children had locked themselves in an upstairs bedroom, police said.

Police entered the home, but the invader had fled. Detectives have determined that the intruder fired two shots inside the home.

Woman charged in cousin's killing

A 65-year-old Silver Spring woman has been arrested in connection with the December shooting death of her cousin, a police spokeswoman said.

Claire Rice, of Silver Spring, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on charges of first-degree murder in the death of 58-year-old Anthony Garland Rice, according to D.C. police.

The victim's body was found with gunshot wounds on Dec. 17 on the 3100 block of Fort Lincoln Drive NE, which is near the D.C.-Maryland border.

View article comments Leave a comment
Author:

Scott McCabe

Staff Writer - Crime
The Washington Examiner
Author:

Naomi Jagoda

Staff reporter
The Washington Examiner