Man charged in Suitland homicide

Devonte Proctor (PHOTO: PGPD)

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — A man has been charged in the murder of a woman who was found shot to death outside of a building in Suitland in late December.

The suspect is Devonte Proctor, 25, who police say knew the victim, 34-year-old Terria Petty. She was found around 5:30 a.m. in the 3500 block of Silver Park Drive.

Police say their investigation indicates the two got into an argument that escalated, and then Proctor shot Petty.

Proctor has been charged with first and second degree murder as well as a weapons charge. Police say he gave them a confession. He’s being held without bail.

Anyone with information on this case 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).