By Matt Zapotosky, Published: October 26
The incident occurred just after midnight in the 4200 block of Kaywood Drive, authorities said. Mount Rainier officers dispatched to the area on a report of shots fired found 24-year-old Alonzo James Guyton lying on the sidewalk in front of an apartment building suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to police.
Guyton was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead just before 1 a.m., police said.
Mount Rainier Police Chief Michael E. Scott said Guyton had been shot in the back and head. He said officers on the scene initially thought the incident was a “robbery gone bad” because when they found Guyton, he was not carrying a wallet. Guyton’s cellphone was found, however, and police have not confirmed the robbery theory, Scott said.
Scott said Prince George’s County homicide detectives investigating the case were working to determine whether Guyton had recently moved to the block where he was found or was going there to visit someone. He said Scott’s last known address was in the District.
Cpl. Mike Rodriguez, a Prince George’s police spokesman, said he had no information about suspects or a motive.