MURDER USA: Teen turned family home into a shooting gallery, killed his mom, Taledia Oxley and his brother Asa Oxley while injured his father.
The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested and charged a juvenile suspect in connection with a domestic-related double homicide in Clinton Thursday evening. The victims are identified as 44-year-old Taledia Oxley and her eight-year-old son Asa Oxley. The suspect is a 15-year-old family member. He is charged as an adult.
On January 6, 2022, at approximately 5:50 pm, officers responded to a home in the 8500 block of Wendy Street for the report of a shooting. Officers located the two victims inside of the home suffering from gunshot wounds. They were pronounced dead on the scene. A third victim, an adult male, was also suffering from gunshot wounds. His injuries are not considered life-threatening. He is also a family member of the suspect and victims.
Responding patrol officers located the suspect in the neighborhood and took him into custody. He is charged with first and second-degree murder, first and second-degree attempted murder, and related charges. He has admitted to the shootings. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections. The motive is under investigation.
FATHER’S INTERVIEW WITH FOX 5:
Dad says son threatened to kill him in 2021
FOX 5’s Sierra Fox spoke exclusively with the suspect’s dad, James Oxley, on the phone after he got out of surgery. Mr. Oxley says his son shot him twice in his forearm and right side of his stomach.
“I just heard these pops and I thought it was the TV and I look to my right, and I noticed my son was shooting my wife across the room then he shot my 8-year-old then I realized what was happening, and I jumped up to confront him, and he turned the gun and shot me twice,” said Oxley. “I saw the gun went empty, and he threw it down, and I chased him to the front door, and I grabbed him, but I couldn’t grab my right hand because it was broken.”
Mr. Oxley is a United States Army Reserve member, real estate agent, and pastor.
He says when his son ran out the door, he dialed 911 and tried to render aid to his wife, 44-year-old Taledia Oxley, and son, 8-year-old Asa Oxley, but they didn’t make it.
FROM FOX 5: Mr. Oxley says his two-year-old daughter was asleep on the floor while the violence was unfolding and his 19-year-old son was upstairs in his room. Both of them are alive and staying with their grandma.
Mr. Oxley says his son’s name is Israel Oxley and he is a student at Frederick Douglass High School.
Mr. Oxley tells FOX 5’s Sierra Fox that back in October 2021, his son threatened to kill him with a knife and officers responded to the home. After that, his son was sent to stay with his grandma.
They just let him move back home again after Thanksgiving with restrictions such as limiting his cell phone and internet use. His father thinks that made his teenager upset and on top of that, he adds his son was hanging out with the wrong crowd.
“These drugs that these kids are getting on is getting on their state of mind, their social media, they’re hanging out with their friends. If there’s an issue, get it addressed right away. I mean, we tried to get it addressed right away, but didn’t seem like we could get the right help,” said Oxley.
Mr. Oxley says the gun used in the domestic tragedy was registered to him. He forgives his son but wants him to be held responsible.
Two other Oxley sons were in the house at the time of the shootings and were not harmed.
WUSA reporter Bruce Leshan reported on January 7, 2021, the following: “In radio traffic, as police responded to the scene, a dispatcher tells officers that the father advised his son had shot him, his wife, and the suspect’s brother.
“Caller is frantic,” the dispatcher says, “trying to figure out who the worst patient is.”
Police say the teen dropped the gun and ran into the night after the deadly shooting.
Officers took the teenage suspect into custody following a canvass of the surrounding neighborhood. Prince Georges Police Chief Malik Aziz said a family member provided officers a description of the suspect and the teen was recognized.”
Leshan reported that the couple has an older son in the military and an infant daughter.
Court records show that the family has had other difficulties in the past as their home located at 7718 Heartwood Lane, in Upper Marlboro was foreclosed on by Bank of America in 2016 and the sale of their home was ratified by Prince Georges Circuit Court Judge Smith after being advertised for sale in the Washington Post on December 18, 2015. Prince Georges Circuit Court Judge Clarke ordered that Bank of America be allowed to take immediate possession of the home on December 13, 2016, and to remove all possessions of the Oxley family and the family themselves.
Land records show that the Bank of America took the deed to the property from James R. Oxley II and Taledia Oxley on March 17, 2017, for $168,000 and three months later flipped it to Nex Ventures Realty Inc on June 30, 2017, for $270,000.
James Oxley advertises that he is a real estate agent with Keller Williams.
James Oxley posted on his Facebook page that he was scheduled to preach at the New Destiny Temple of Faith.