MURDER-SUICIDE in PG COUNTY; Derrick Lark killed Dannette Lawrence, then self
UPPER MARLBORO, MD. – PG County police report that Derrick Lark, 59, of 3903 Alta Vista Drive in Mitchellville, Md., murdered Dannette Lawrence prior to taking his own life on Aug. 12, 2018.
Police say that homicide detectives are investigating the domestic-related murder/suicide that took place on Meadow Lark Avenue in Upper Marlboro.
Police say that the dead man was the victim’s ex-boyfriend. On August 12th, at about 2:15 pm, a family member called 911 to report a domestic dispute inside of a home in the 9600 block of Meadow Lark Avenue. When the officers arrived, they found the victim and the suspect each suffering from a gunshot wound. Both were pronounced dead on the scene.
The preliminary investigation reveals Lark shot and killed Lawrence before taking his own life.
Dannette Lawrence had made a complaint against Klein Andrew Lawrence on Dec. 23, 2016, for unauthorized removal of property from 9626 Meadow Lark Ave., in Upper Marlboro, Md. A warrant for Klein Lawrence is still outstanding as he never appeared in court. Klein Lawrence was found to be incompetent to stand trial on a series of criminal indictments by PG County Circuit Court Judge Pearson who ordered him committed on July 12, 2018.