MURDER USA: PG Police say Wintrell Phillips killed roommate then shot self to death

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MURDER USA: PG Police say Wintrell Phillips killed roommate then shot self to death

LANHAM, MD. – This is one murder that won’t play out for a long time. Prince George’s County Police report that the Homicide Unit is investigating a murder-suicide in Lanham.

Police say that the victim, in this case, is 48-year-old James McCall. The deceased suspect is Wintrell Aniko Phillips, 31, (DOB 12/09/1988) of 10200 Diablo Avenue in Lanham, Md.

PG Police say that on March 20, 2020, at approximately 4:00 pm, patrol officers responded to Diablo Avenue for the report of a shooting and found Phillips in front of the home holding two guns.

Police say that the officers gave verbal commands for the suspect to drop his weapons; but instead of complying, the suspect ran to the side of the house.

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 Officers then heard the sound of shots and Phillips was located suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officers then discovered McCall inside of the home where he was pronounced dead on the scene.

Phillips died on March 21, 2020, at a hospital.  

Police say that McCall had recently moved into the home where the Phillips also lived.

Detectives are working to establish a motive in this case.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives at 301-772-4925.

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