The Homicide Unit arrested a suspect in connection with ahomicidein Oxon Hillon Sunday. The suspect is 21-year-old Rickey Penn ofthe 2300 block ofAvalon Court in Waldorf. He’s charged with fatally shooting 26-year-old Stephon Mathis of Linwood Drive in Oxon Hill.

On April 1st, at approximately 6:00pm, patrol officers responded to the 600 block of Maury Avenue in Oxon Hill. When they arrived, officers discovered Mathisoutsidesuffering fromgunshot wounds.He was taken to the hospital where he died several hours later.

Pennwas taken into custody by responding officers not far from the shooting scene. The motive remains under investigation. Penn ischarged with second degree murder and multiple handgun charges. He is in the custody of the Department of Correctionson a no-bond status.

Anyone with information 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), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go towww.pgcrimesolvers.comand submit a tip online.

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