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Argument Over Coat Leads to Gunfire in Forestville

An argument over a missing coat turned physical and gunfire broke out striking three victims, according to the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office.

 

A man was arrested in Forestville, MD on charges of first-degree murder after an argument over a missing coat turned physical and shots were fired, according to the Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff.

Lonell Bowen, 20, of Forestville was arrested Jan. 3 on an arrest warrant for attempted first degree murder obtained by the Prince George's County Police, according to the Sheriff's Office. Bowen is charged with two additional counts of attempted first degree murder along with other charges, the Sheriff's Office stated. 

Bowen attended a dance in the 3800 block of Penn Belt Place in Forestville on Dec. 29 when the argument broke out over the missing coat, according to the Sheriff's Office. Bowen retrieved a handgun and fired it, striking three victims and then fled, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies found and approached Bowen in the 2700 block of Lorring Drive in Forestville. He and another male fled on foot and a brief chase ensued, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Bowen was taken into custody. The second person, identified as Anthony Ross, who had outstanding warrants for failure to appear and trespassing along with other warrants, was also taken into custody, according to the Sheriff's Office.

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