UPDATE 1/24/2021: On January 21 at 12:45 a.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of Hanover Court in Waldorf for the report of the sound of gunshots. When officers arrived, they observed the front door to one of the townhomes was open. Upon entering, officers located Kandeon Meisha Niravanh, 24, of Waldorf, and Genesis Garrett, 22, of Waldorf, inside the townhouse. Both women had gunshot wounds and were pronounced deceased.

During the course of the investigation, Deon Watkins, 49, of Washington, D.C., was identified as the person responsible for the murders. On January 23, Watkins was located in D.C. and arrested. He is awaiting extradition to Maryland to be charged. Details of the motive are not being released at this time; however, Watkins knew both victims.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective J. Feldman at (301) 609-6474. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app. The investigation is ongoing.


UPDATE 1/22/2021: Detectives are continuing their investigation into the deaths of two women who were shot and killed in their townhome on January 21.


The victims have been positively identified as Kandeon Meisha Niravanh, 24, of Waldorf, and Genesis Garrett, 22, of Waldorf. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) in this case.

The facts are as follows:

On January 21 at 12:45 a.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of Hanover Court in Waldorf for the report of the sound of gunshots. When officers arrived, they observed the front door to one of the townhomes was open.

Upon entering, officers located two adults inside; both had trauma to their bodies and were pronounced deceased on the scene. Further investigation revealed neighbors heard the shots approximately 30 minutes before calling 9-1-1.

Based on the investigation at this point, it does not appear this was a random case; however, detectives are still following leads and treating this case as a homicide. Additional information relating to the victims will be released once family members have been notified.

Anyone who has additional information is asked to call Detective J. Feldman at (301) 609-6474.

Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS.

Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app. The investigation is ongoing.


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