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Fri Feb 9, 2024, 03:44 PM Feb 2024

Toddler dead, mother wounded after shooting outside Prince George's Co. apartment complex

Toddler dead, mother wounded after shooting outside Prince George’s Co. apartment complex

Ciara Wells | ciara.wells@wtop.com
Will Vitka | will.vitka@wtop.com
February 9, 2024, 2:30 PM

A 2-year-old boy was killed and his mother wounded after a Thursday night shooting outside an apartment complex in the Langley Park neighborhood of Maryland. ... The boy was identified as Jeremy Poou-Caceres of Chillum, according to a news release Friday from Prince George’s County police. Earlier, police had said the boy was 3.

The shooting happened in the 1400 block of Kanawha Street around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. ... A detective working in the area responded to the scene after hearing gunshots and discovered the child and young mother. The detective used his department-issued trauma kit to try to perform life-saving measures on the boy until an ambulance arrived, police said.

The mother was taken to a D.C. hospital. The toddler was taken to Children’s National Hospital, where he later died.


A $25,000 reward through Crime Solvers will be given to anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest.


Ciara Wells
Ciara Wells is a freelance digital writer/editor at WTOP. She is a recent graduate of American University where she studied journalism and Spanish. Before joining WTOP, she was the opinion team editor at a student publication and a content specialist at an HBCU in Detroit. ciara.wells@wtop.com

Will Vitka
William Vitka is a Digital Writer/Editor for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come. will.vitka@wtop.com
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