PAIR BUSTED IN FUNERAL RIOT MURDER
Prince Georges County Police report that the agency’s Homicide Unit detectives arrested and charged two men in connection with a fatal shooting in Suitland earlier this month. They are 26-year-old Tavone Hoes of the 4300 block of 3rd Street in Southeast, Washington DC and 25-year-old Gregory Sam of the 1500 block of Alabama Avenue in Southeast, Washington DC. They’re charged with the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Mshairi Alkebular Jr., of Southeast Washington.
On August 5, 2019, at approximately 1:15 pm, patrol officers responded to the report of a large fight in the 5600 block of Suitland Road. The officers encountered a large group of people who had just attended a funeral service at a church in a strip mall at that location. The funeral had been held for a victim of a homicide in the District of Columbia. As officers were attempting to diffuse the fight, they heard gunshots nearby. Officers responded one block away to the 5800 block of Suitland Road and discovered Alkebular next to a car suffering from a gunshot wound. He died later that evening.
The preliminary investigation reveals Alkebular attended the funeral. Following the service, he and group began to leave the area. The suspects followed behind and when they were close enough, Hoes shot into the victim’s car. Occupants in the victim’s car did return fire, striking Hoes in the arm. A short time later, Hoes walked into a local hospital for treatment. Sam, who was driving the suspect vehicle, was not hurt.
Hoes remains hospitalized in the District of Columbia where Sam is also in custody. Both are awaiting extradition to Prince George’s County.
Homicide detectives determined the motive in this case was an on-going feud between two groups who live in Washington DC. Hoes and Sam are charged with first degree murder and related charges.
MURDER USA: ERIC BYRD FUNERAL RIOT! GUNFIRE! HELL-RAISING! MAN SHOT DEAD WAS CONVICTED OF EASTER STABBING AT NATIONAL ZOO; 3 WOUNDED
SUITLAND, MD – Will the funeral home give a discount to anyone murdered while attending a funeral such as nearly took place at a Frederick funeral home when a funeral was held for a drug dealer recently or that took place in PG County on Aug. 5, 2019, in Suitland?
The funeral which precipitated the new murder, that of a man who was convicted of a stabbing that took place at the National Zoo on Easter Monday in 2011, was held for all of the man’s friends and family to bury Eric D. Byrd, 34.
Byrd, of 4305 3rd Street SE Apt 101, Washington, D.C. Byrd was murdered in the District of Columbia on July 20, 2019, at 2:45 am near the U Street Music Hall.
Police say that Byrd was in a heated argument with another man when he learned the hard way that he couldn’t back up his mouth like the other guy, who was packing heat. The man pulled out a gun and shot Byrd several times. Police say no one else in the area was injured by the gunfire.
Prince George’s Police say that their Homicide Unit detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in Suitland on Monday after a large fight broke out between warring elements of hooligans who apparently have their own way of celebrating the death of a fellow miscreant.
The funeral in the Deliverance Headquarters for All People Church located in a strip mall turned into a riot as seen in a surveillance video and included in a news report from NBC 4 Washington at the bottom of this news story.
The victim is 24-year-old Mshairi Alkebular Jr., of Southeast Washington. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime.
That is police speak for saying that Alkebular was murdered, not a victim of random gunfire so common to the killing fields of Prince Georges County, Md.
On August 5th, at approximately 1:15 pm, PG Police patrol officers responded for the report of a large fight at the strip mall church on Suitland Road and encountered a large group of people who had just attended a funeral service at the Deliverance Headquarters.
As officers were attempting to scatter the brawling mourners who were mixing it up in the fight, they heard gunshots nearby.
Officers responded one block away to the 5800 block of Suitland Road and discovered Alkebular next to a car suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers provided emergency lifesaving measures on the scene and Alkebular was transported to a local hospital where he died late Monday night.
Prince Georges Police have determined that three additional people were injured as a result of the gunfire, but they were only winged.
Police are trying to figure out the exact order that the heathens went wild at the funeral in order to find clues as to whom fired the various gunshots and plugged Alkebular.
Detectives are actively working to determine the sequence of events following the funeral.
VIOLENT THUG MET HIS FINAL SENTENCE
Mshairi Alkebular Sentenced to Prison for Easter Monday Attack at the National Zoo – He Stabbed Victim in Two Attacks That Day
WASHINGTON – Mshairi Alkebular, 16, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced on Oct. 11, 2011, to 82 months of incarceration for carrying out a pair of attacks against another teenager on Easter Monday at the National Zoo, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.
Alkebular, who was charged as an adult, pled guilty in June 2011 in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and carrying a dangerous weapon. At the sentencing, the Honorable Herbert B. Dixon Jr. said that he will recommend the defendant receive services during his time in prison, including life skills training, psychological treatment, drug treatment, and educational services. Upon completion of the prison term, Alkebular will be placed on three years of supervised release.
Alkebular attacked the 14-year-old victim at about 4 p.m. on April 25, 2011, the day after Easter. The violence took place inside and outside the National Zoo
According to the government’s evidence, Alkebular attacked the 14-year-old victim at about 4 p.m. on April 25, 2011, the day after Easter. The violence took place inside and outside the National Zoo, which is located in the 3000 block of Connecticut Avenue NW.
VIOLENT GANG FROM SOUTHEAST DC STALKED VICTIM AT ZOO
The victim had arrived at the zoo at about 3:30 p.m. that day, and he saw the defendant, who he knew as “Swipa,” with a group of other young men who he recognized as being from the Barry Farm area of Southeast Washington. The victim attempted to avoid the group.
However, after throwing a chair at the victim, members of the group, led by Alkebular, surrounded him and struck him several times with closed fists. Alkebular pulled out a silver knife and stabbed the victim twice in the arm. The defendant and his group then ran away.
A short time later, the victim left the National Zoo alone, exiting through the Connecticut Avenue gate. Upon exiting, he once again saw Alkebular and the rest of his group. He attempted to run away, but the defendant and his group chased him. Once again, members of the group surrounded the victim and punched and kicked him. The victim fell to the ground and the assault continued. Alkebular again pulled out his knife and stabbed the victim four times in the torso. The defendant and his group then ran toward the nearby Metro station at Woodley Park.
The victim was transported to a hospital and treated for multiple stab wounds and a fractured jaw. He immediately was able to identify his assailant and described the knife and clothing that Alkebular was wearing at the time. MPD officers subsequently went to the area of 7th and F Streets NW, where they encountered the defendant, wearing the clothing described by the victim and carrying the knife that matched the description provided by the victim.
The outbreak of violence at the Zoo wasn’t the first in recent times, to take place when the event, held for more than 100 years for black families, was ripped apart in 2000, by another 16-year-old from DC that opened fire with a gun and injured seven children.
FUNDRAISER FOR BYRD FUNERAL FALLS FAR SHORT
The family of Eric D. Byrd attempted to raise money for the funeral expenses of Eric Byrd by setting up a GoFundMe site:
We are mourning the loss of a Father, Son, Brother, and most of all a man we loved with all of our hearts.
Over the weekend we learned of his sudden death, and it broke our hearts. We have to now bury Eric aka “Boom DaDa” Byrd. We are in the process of raising the money we will need to send him off the way he deserves.
It is unknown at this time the amount of support the family will need, but we are prayerful that we can lay him to rest properly. However, any assistance of any kind is greatly appreciated at this difficult time.
Rosslyn Byrd (Mother)
Eugene Riddick (Father
The fundraising effort set a goal of $10,000 but after three weeks had passed, only raised $1,548.00.
GUN GAINED JAIL FOR BYRD IN 2018
District of Columbia Superior Court records reflect that Eric D. Byrd (DOB 3/15/85) was sentenced to 180 days in jail for possession of an unregistered firearm on Jan. 28, 2018. The sentence included an order from the court that Byrd not possess any firearms, or ammunition and must comply with gun offender registration order.
INDICTED FOR ARMED CARJACKING, ANGELA ALSOBROOKS DUMPS CHARGES AGAINST BYRD
After being indicted by the Prince Georges County Grand Jury with nearly two dozen counts of armed carjacking and robbery, Byrd was sent to the Clifton T. Perkins State Mental Hospital by Circuit Court Judge El-Amin to determine if he was mentally competent to stand trial.
Maryland Court records show the following posted on the case file on Oct. 2, 2014: “Based on evidence and stipulations presented, the court finds the defendant competent to stand trial. Defendant bond remains the same of $30,000. The defendant is allowed to return to Clifton T. Perkins to collect his belongings and then ordered to be returned to the Prince George’s County Correctional Center. The defendant will be housed at the County Correctional Facility pending motions and trial. Any bench warrants are recalled.”
On Jan. 14, 2015, Prince Georges States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks dropped all twenty-three counts associated with the armed carjacking that were pending against Eric D. Byrd.
METROPOLITAN POLICE NABBED ERIC D. BYRD RED-HANDED
WITH GUN DURING SEARCH OF HIS APARTMENT
(From District of Columbia Superior Court Records detailing the search of Byrd’s apartment on Aug. 30, 2018)
Metropolitan Police Department’s Gun Recovery Unit executed a District of Columbia search warrant on the address known as 4305 3rd Street SE #101, Washington DC. Sgt. Sloan approached the front entry door of the apartment building and was able to access the building with a key supplied to Sgt. Sloan earlier during the tour. While entering the building, Officer Hugee and Sgt. Chatmon observed a subject later identified as Defendant (Eric Byrd) exit the first-floor door onto the patio area of the building in an attempt to avoid police. Members were able to detain Defendant (Byrd) at the time of his exit from the building.
As members approached the target unit’s front door, they became aware that the target subject, Eric Byrd was attempting to leave the apartment through the front door that leads onto the front porch of this location. Sgt. Sloan advised Officer Williams to breach the front door by means of ram.
Members entered the apartment unit and quickly realized that the Defendant (Byrd) was the sole occupant of unit #101 at the time of entry. During a search of the unit, members recovered the below-listed items from inside of the residence.
1. BB gun> in bedroom #1 in the top dresser near the window of the bedroom door.
2. Handgun> Bedroom #2 inside the right panel door of end table near window
3. Mail matter in the name of Defendant (Byrd)> Bedroom #2 inside the closet on shelf
The below listed firearm is described as:
Make: Glock Model: 20 Serial: KSA609
Ammo: 14 rounds in magazine/0 in the chamber
The listed firearm upon inspection appeared to be fully functional and operable. The firearm is intended to expel bullets by means of an explosion. The firearm is capable of being fired with a single hand and has a barrel length of less than 12 inches.
It should be noted that the aforementioned firearm was located inside the same bedroom that the mail matter in the name of Defendant (Byrd) was recovered. In addition, Defendant (Byrd) spontaneously uttered to Officer Logan, while trying to recover clothing for Defendant (Byrd) prisoner transportation, that his clothes and shoes are in the very bedroom where the firearm and mail matter was recovered. Furthermore, Defendant (Byrd) advised Officer Logan that his shoe size is a 13, Officer Logan and Newberry discovered a pair of New Balance sneakers inside of the bedroom where the firearm was recovered. Defendant (Byrd) advised Officer Logan that he did not want to wear the New Balance and suggested that members get his white sneakers outside of the same bedroom the firearm was recovered.
Defendant (Byrd) advised members that he resides at the residence with his mother and brother, who were not home at the time of the search warrant. Defendant (Byrd) was subsequently placed under arrest for “Unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition. Defendant (Byrd) was transported without incident to the 7th District for processing.