Police Investigate Howard Student's Death, Suspect Robbery
Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 22:10
Police officials believe that the fatal shooting that killed a Howard student was the product of a botched robbery.
Alonzo Guyton, a sophomore music composition major from Central Florida, was shot and killed Tuesday morning in Mount Rainier, Md., police officials say.
After reports of multiple gunshots and a man down in the Kaywood Gardens Apartment Complex in Mount Rainier--an area just outside of the District's border--Chief Police Michael Scott and officials responded to the area around midnight, according to Prince George's County Police Department.
Scott says police officials and EMS found Guyton with two gunshot wounds, one to the head.
"We think it might have been a robbery gone bad, but we're not sure," he said.
Scott believes Guyton was a resident of Kaywood Gardens, as their were personal items such as a cell phone found on the scene. No identification card or wallet were found on him.
Guyton, 24, was transferred to the Washington Hospital Center in D.C. where he was pronounced dead at 12:50 a.m.
The PGPD and Mount Rainier Police Department's homicide units are still investigating the case and have no further information as of this morning.