Intruder interrupting cash pickup from Starbucks shot dead by a security guard for the armored truck in Forestville.
The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating the circumstances of a fatal shooting inside a business in Forestville on Wednesday. The decedent is 35-year-old Jonathan Griffin (DOB 12/28/1987) of 12120 CHIP SHOT Lane, Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
On July 19, 2023, at approximately 2:00 pm, officers responded to the Starbucks in the Penn Mar Shopping Center on Donnell Drive for a shooting inside of the store. The decedent was located in the business and suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased on the scene.
The preliminary investigation revealed an employee of an armored truck company was inside of the store conducting financial business behind the counter. The decedent went behind the counter toward the armored truck company employee who discharged his weapon, fatally wounding the decedent. Detectives are working to determine the circumstances leading up to the shooting. The incident was captured on a security camera.
The Homicide Unit is in communication with the Prince George’s State’s Attorney’s Office regarding the investigation.
Anyone with information on this case who would like to speak to a Homicide Unit detective may call 301-516-2512.