Deven Prather

LANDOVER, Md. – The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit arrested and charged a suspect in connection with a domestic-related fatal stabbing on Saturday. The suspect is 25-year-old Deven Prather of Springdale. He is charged with fatally stabbing his brother, 29-year-old Darius Prather of Springdale.

On October 30, 2021, at approximately 4:20 pm, officers responded to the family’s home in the 10000 block of Silkwood Court. The victim was located suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead a short time later. Another adult male victim was located at the scene with injuries that are considered non-life threatening. He was also taken to a hospital for treatment but has since been released.

The preliminary investigation revealed Prather fatally stabbed his brother during a dispute. He has admitted to his involvement. He is charged with first and second degree murder and additional charges. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) Please refer to case number 21-0050170.