State’s attorney: Suspect charged in Oxon Hill HS student shooting is ex-girlfriend of victim


Zanaya Bryant (Photo: Prince George’s County Police Department)

 – Court documents and prosecutors have revealed new information about what led to the shooting of an Oxon Hill High School student Monday evening.

The 17-year-old male victim was shot in a vehicle located in the parking lot of the high school at around 5:15 p.m. Monday, according to police. He was transported to the hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the upper body. The teenage student was released several hours later.

Prince George’s County police arrested 17-year-old Zanaya Bryant and 18-year-old Anthony Hollingsworth on Tuesday for attempted murder and other related charges in this case. Both teenagers are being charged as adults. Police say they are searching for a third suspect.

Court documents say Bryant was the ex-girlfriend of the victim. On Monday, the victim got into her car where she and two other males were in the back of the vehicle. One of them grabbed the victim and then gunfire rang out. The victim was able to get out of the vehicle and then ran to the school where he realized he had been shot.

Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks believes that this was a planned attack.

“He was set up,” Alsobrooks said. “He was invited to get into that car. He was invited by someone he had a previous relationship with. The young woman in this case we are told was involved at some point in a romantic relationship, unfortunately, with the victim in this case.”

Police believe robbery may be a motive for the shooting.

Via Fox5DC


17-year-old Zanaya Bryant and 18-year-old Anthony Hollingsworth


18-year-old Anthony Hollingsworth


In addition to extra security, school officials also have another crisis counseling team on campus to provide support for anyone who needs it.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.