Markees Mings

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. — Prince George’s County Police Department’s investigators have located and arrested a suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that took place in Suitland on January 14, 2022. The suspect is 22-year-old Markees Mings of Suitland. He’s charged in connection with the murder of 29-year-old Eric Branch -Simpson of Brandywine.

On January 14, 2022, at approximately 3:00 pm, officers responded to the 4500 block of Silver Hill Road for a shooting. Once on scene, officers located Branch-Simpson outside in a parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.  

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim and suspect were known to each other and were involved in a dispute.

Mings is charged with first and second degree murder and related charges. He’s in the custody of the Department of Corrections and is being held on a no-bond status.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to please call detectives at 301-516-2512. Callers who wish 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 22-0002034.

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    1. As much as we are surprised about the school shootings, or church shootings, or supermarket shootings, or club shootings, etc. Senseless. The world is going crazy

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