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Two PGCPS teens charged in MS-13 gang-related killing in Maryland, police say


Lenin Mancias-Callejas (left), Bryan Mancias-Callejas (center) and Francisco Sosa (Photos: Montgomery County Police Department)

Two Hyattsville Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) teens were arrested in the gang-related stabbing of a 19-year-old found dead in the woods, police said.

Brothers Lenin Mancias-Callejas and Bryan Mancias-Callejas, both 16, have been charged as adults with first-degree murder in the death of Herson Mejia-Alvarez, 19, of Riverdale, Prince George’s County police said Wednesday. Police said they are still looking for a third suspect, 18-year-old Francisco Sosa, in connection with the killing.

Officers found Mejia-Alvarez’s body in a wooded area shortly before 1 p.m. May 23 in the 8900 block of New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring, police said.

Mejia-Alvarez was killed four days before his body was found in the woods, with cell phone records showing he and the Mancias-Callejas brothers were at an apartment building together before they travelled to an isolated location where Mejia-Alvarez’s body was eventually found, according to charging documents.

The Mancias-Callejas brothers and Sosa are members of MS-13, charging documents state.

The brothers are being held in the county jail without bond. An attorney for the brothers could not be immediately reached for comment.

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), go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app.

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Prince George’s County pastor, 2 others sexually abused teens in church program, police say


Donald Jackson (left), Joshua Wright (center) and William Wright (right) have been charged with child abuse and varying sex offenses, according to Prince George’s County Police Department.

 – A Prince George’s County pastor and two other men have been charged with sexually abusing teenage girls in an at-risk youth program at a church, according to officials.

Prince George’s County police said the three men, 67-year-old Joshua Wright of Brandywine, 40-year-old Donald Jackson of White Plains and 46-year-old William Wright of White Plains, sexually abused four females between the ages of 15 and 18 at a program run by the Oxon Hill Assembly of Jesus Christ in Fort Washington from 2001 to 2008.

Joshua Wright is the head pastor at Oxon Hill Assembly of Jesus Christ, according to officials. William Wright is Joshua Wright’s son and was a minister at the church, detectives stated. Court records state William Wright is also an officer with U.S. Capitol Police. According to police, Jackson is Joshua Wright’s son-in-law and a leading member of the church.

Authorities said the program was called “CHOP,” which stood for Children Having Overcoming Power, and was designed to provide living accommodations in the homes of church members and education classes at the church for at-risk youth. The CHOP program ended in 2011.

Investigators said the sexual abuse occurred at multiple locations, including the suspects’ homes, various parks and at the church. The suspects have all been charged with child abuse and varying sex offenses.

Detectives encouraged others who may have encountered any form of sexual abuse when they were enrolled in the CHOP program to come forward.

Anyone with information that could aid detectives in their investigation was urged to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Child and Vulnerable Adult Unit at (301) 772-4930.

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Arrests Made in Murder of Up-and-Coming Rapper and former PGCPS Student, Police Say


Days after Douglas Brooks was gunned down on Parkway Terrace Dr., Prince George’s police returned to the Suitland neighborhood to remind the community that a killer is still out there.Brooks, who went by the stage name “Swipey”, was found with multiple gunshot wounds; not far from his mother’s apartment. He previously went to prince George’s County public schools.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of an 18-year-old up-and-coming rapper in Suitland, Maryland. Police believe there may be additional suspects. We previously covered his story here after he was shot.

According to NBC4 News, Diante Brewer, 19, of Southwest Washington and Deshawn Watkins, 18, of Southeast Washington have been charged with the death of Douglas Brooks, 18.

Brooks, who was better known as “Swipey,” was found fatally shot outside an apartment complex Aug. 21. 2016.

Police believe Brewer and Watkins intended to rob Brooks and others who were attending a party at the apartment complex. Police believe there may be additional suspects.

“I’m dying inside. I’m dying right with him,” Freda Brooks, Douglas’ mother, said. “He was a smart boy. I didn’t want him to be no rapper.”

Freda Brooks said Douglas Brooks graduated high school at 16 years old and was at the top of his class. She said music is what he loved and what he chose to purse instead of accepting a college scholarship to Morgan State University.

“He made his own mark, made his own name,” she said. “He took his money allowance, everything, for studio time and did what he had to do.”

Douglas Brooks’ manager, Kevin Baldwin, of the record label M.O.P3, told The Washington Post Swipey had already performed alongside rappers, including Fat Joe and Wale, a Washington native.

“He wanted to give to the people his creation. He wanted to give the people his artistry and what he was about,” WPGC DJ Tony Redz told News4.

Redz recalled how the teen impressed him in the short time he knew him.

“He performed and he shook every kid’s hand and he took every picture and that’s what the kids remember,” Redz said. “He took his stardom and he used it in a positive way to say ‘Hey kids, I’m from where you are.'”

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s 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 to www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.


Diante Brewer, 19, of Southwest Washington and Deshawn Watkins, 18, of Southeast Washington have been charged with the death of Douglas Brooks, 18.



One twin dies, another survives PG car crash;


Dr. Henry Wise High School

Students at Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School are mourning a former classmate who died Monday night in a fatal car crash.

Prince George’s County police say speed may have been a factor in the accident that killed 17-year-old Alex Edward Cole and injured three other people, including Alex’s twin brother. >>> Read more Washington post