Man Arrested In Fatal Mall Shooting In Hyattsville
Stephon Edward Jones
Stephon Edward Jones

HYATTSVILLE, Md. – The suspect wanted for a fatal shooting inside of a mall in the city of Hyattsville was taken into custody this morning. Stephon Edward Jones of Washington, DC, is charged with the murder of 20-year-old Darrion Herring of Hyattsville.

On August 18, 2022, officers with the City of Hyattsville Police Department and the Prince George’s County Police Department responded to the 3500 block of East-West Highway for a shooting. Herring was discovered in the food court at a mall suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene. 

The preliminary investigation revealed Jones shot and killed Herring during a verbal dispute. Jones is charged with first and second degree murder and related charges. With the assistance of the Metropolitan Police Department, he was taken into custody in Washington, DC. He remains in custody there pending extradition to Prince George’s County.

The Prince George’s County Police Department investigates homicides that occur in the city of Hyattsville.

If anyone has information on this case, 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), or 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 22-0039593. 

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