On Oct. 5, 2018, Dep. Matthew Beyer responded to the California Wawa store for the report of an assault. The victim advised that Dimitri Paul Brooks, 23, of Lexington Park grabbed a black pistol and pointed it at the victim. Brooks struck the victim in the back of the head with the pistol.

Dep. Beyer went to Brooks’ address where a witness said that Brooks pointed a handgun at the victim several times and struck the victim on the back of the head with the handgun at least two times, the second time with the victim falling over. The witness advised Brooks had the handgun right in the victim’s face. The handgun was not located, but a 20-gauge shotgun and ammunition were located under Brooks’ mattress.

Brooks was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown. Through various databases, Brooks is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition at this time.


Dimitri Paul Brooks

Brooks was charged with First-Degree Assault, Second-Degree Assault, Illegal Possession of Ammunition, Shotgun Possession Disqualified, Shotgun Possession with Felony Conviction and Firearm Use Violent Crime. CASE# 53355-18