Detectives arrest suspect in deadly shooting

Ernest Deshawn Edwards (Source: PGPD)

Prince George’s County, MD — Police have made an arrest in a deadly shooting that happened last week in Temple Hills. Detectives said the suspect is 19-year-old Ernest Deshawn Edwards.

On December 5, police said they were called in to the 3200 block of Curtis Drive for a shooting, when officers arrived they found Michael Corey Roberts, 26, suffering from gunshot wounds. A short time later, detectives say Roberts was pronounced dead at the hospital.

So far, the investigation reveals the shooting stemmed from an attempted robbery. Police said they don’t believe this was a random crime.

Police charged Edwards with first and second degree murder as well as weapons related charges.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.