Suspect arrested for fatally shooting man in Oxon Hill


PRINCE GEORGE’S CO. – Police say they arrested a 21-year-old suspect for fatally shooting a man in Oxon Hill Sunday.

Rickey Penn, of Walford, is charged with fatally shooting 26-year-old Stephon Mathis of Oxon Hill, police say.

On April 1, at approximately 6 p.m., police say officers responded to the 600 block of Maury Avenue in Oxon Hill. When they arrived, officers discovered Mathis outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he died several hours later, officials say.

Penn was taken into custody by responding officers not far from the shooting scene. The motive remains under investigation. Penn is charged with second degree murder and multiple handgun charges, according to Prince George’s County Police. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.