Police identified and charged a suspect with attempted murder in a shooting near the University of Maryland's campus Saturday night.
Police identified 26-year-old Jenare Marriott — who is not a student at this university — as a suspect in the shooting, according to a news release. Marriott faces charges of attempted murder, robbery and assault charges, and he is in custody of the Department of Corrections.
Prince George's County Police officers responded to 7506 Rhode Island Ave. at about 8:20 p.m. on Saturday and found two men injured. The first man suffered from a gun shot wound, and the second man was assaulted, police said.
Both men were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
An initial investigation shows two suspects and one of the victims getting into an argument during a drug transaction, which led to the shooting, according to the news release. The second victim was injured during the incident, and one of the victims was also robbed, according to police.
The two suspects fled the area after the shooting, and police are still working to identify this second suspect, according to the news release.
The 7500 block of Rhode Island Avenue is where some members of this university's chapter of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity live, Corin Edwards, the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life's programing and advising associate director, wrote in an email to campus Greek life presidents Saturday night.
Detectives are working to establish more details on the case and encourage anyone with information to contact their Crime Solvers unit.