Deavan Q. Jefferson, suspect in shooting at Waldorf Mall

Deavan Q. Jefferson


Waldorf, MD – Wedesday, Oct. 26 at approximately 8 p.m., officers responded to the 11100 block of Mall Circle for the report of a shooting.

A preliminary investigation of the incident reveal that the victim, Reuel Hicks, 18, of Waldorf, was accompanied by several friends on Oct. 26. The victim was walking behind a movie theater when he stopped and spoke with the suspect. During their conversation, the suspect suddenly produced a handgun and shot the victim.

The suspect fled on foot and the victim was flown to a local hospital where he later died. Charles County Sheriff Officer’s arrived on the crime scene within minutes and obtained a description of the suspect. Pfc. R. Gass located the suspect nearby and detained him.

Through further investigation, the suspect Deavan Q. Jefferson was positively linked to the shooting. Officers have information that leads them to believe the victim and suspect are acquaintances. There is also a possibility that the victim and the shooter and were making a drug transaction when the shooting occurred.

Jefferson is currently being held at the Charles County Detention Center. Det. J. Austin is investigating.

To read previous stories about this incident please refer to the link below.