Arrest Made for Murder of 16-Year-Old Student Killed While Walking Home From School in Prince George’s County

by Patrick Herron

Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has arrested a juvenile male for the murder of 16-year-old DuVal High School student Jayda Medrano-Moore of Greenbelt. According to PGPD, “on September 11, 2023, at approximately 3:45 pm, officers responded to calls for a shooting in the 9800 block of Palamar Drive. The victim was located outside suffering from a gunshot wound(s). She was pronounced deceased a short time later at a hospital.

The preliminary investigation reveals the victim was walking on Palamar Drive after leaving DuVal High School when a dispute occurred between two groups. During that dispute, a suspect(s) shot the victim. Investigators continue to work to determine the circumstances of the dispute and the shooting.”


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