Man Shot, Killed in La Plata Saturday Night

LA PLATA, Md.—The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the death of Melvin Wayne Brown, 31, of Indian Head, late last night. Officers found Brown on the ground in between two vehicles in the 600 block of Pomonkey Way in La Plata (Phoenix Run neighborhood) around 11:50 p.m. He had been shot and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police say they were called to the area to investigate the sound of gunshots.

Detectives with the CCSO Criminal Investigations Division responded and are working to establish a motive.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at (301) 932-2222. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit to submit a web tip. A reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect is being offered. The investigation is continuing.

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