UPDATE: Name of 18-Year-Old Killed in La Plata Released

September 26, 2016

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UPDATE: 9/26/2016 @ 3:25 p.m.: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have identified the victim of the homicide that occurred on September 25, 2016, in the 9100 block of Mona Farm Place in La Plata as Mason Cameron Atkins, 18, of Deale.

A preliminary investigation revealed the victim and his friends learned of a party on Mona Farm Place and showed up uninvited. When they pulled up to the entrance of the driveway, they were asked to leave, which they did. They drove about a half mile away, heading to the main highway, when they passed other vehicles that were stopped on the narrow road. At some point, there was an argument with the occupants of another car. The suspects in the other vehicle produced a gun and fired shots, striking Atkins and his friend. The suspects fled and the victims drove to Popes Creek Road where they called 911.

Detectives are working on leads, and anyone with information about this case is asked to call Det. Shankster at (301) 609- 6513.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com.

UPDATE: 9/25/2016 @ 11:05 a.m.: On September 25, 2016, at 1:53 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 10400 block of Popes Creek Road in Newburg for the report of a shooting.

The caller indicated he was in a car and he and his friend had been shot at a different location.

Officers arrived and rendered first aid and CPR to the critically wounded passenger – an 18-year-old male from Deale – but he was pronounced deceased. The driver, 18, was flown to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest; his injury does not appear to be life-threatening.

A preliminary investigation revealed the victims learned of a party on Mona Farm Place and showed up uninvited. When they pulled up to the entrance of the driveway, they were asked to leave, which they did. They drove about a half mile away, heading to the main highway, when they passed other vehicles that were stopped on the narrow road. At some point, there was an argument with occupants of another car. The suspects in the other vehicle produced a gun and fired shots, striking the victims.

The suspects fled and the victims drove away to Popes Creek Road.

Detectives are working on leads.

The identity of the victim will be released when all next of kin have been notified.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Det. Shankster at (301) 609- 6513.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

9/25/2016 @ 4:00 a.m.: Police in Charles County are investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 1:45 a.m., on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

Police responded to the area of Popes Creek Road, in Newberg, and located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

Early reports indicate the shooting occurred at a house party on Mona Farm Place, in La Plata.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., police located a witness who was in the backseat of the victim’s vehicle at the time of the shooting.

The surviving victim was flown by helicopter to an area trauma center.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

 

People with information about this crime wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for the tip that leads to an arrest.

51 Responses to UPDATE: Name of 18-Year-Old Killed in La Plata Released

  1. Spanky on September 25, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    WOW! How DUMB can some people be?!? Hopefully the shooters get life as well.

    • Dewayne Robinson on September 25, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      Are you kidding? It’s Maryland, the cops will be forced to apologize to the shooters and they will be given small business loans, free college, EPT cards and other perks. It’s our fault they shot somebody. If the shooters turn out to be black, they will be given reparations and free college tuition to Georgetown. Botton line, no real punishment will be given to them. If you don’t like it, then just remember: TRUMP 2016!!!

      • PartyFoul on September 26, 2016 at 7:27 am

        What the *#^! did you smoke?

      • Anonymous on September 26, 2016 at 8:41 am

        Dewayne Robinson your middle name is probably KKK and if you think Trump will when then it doesn’t take much to out think your stupidity just like your commentary.

        • Christopher Robin, Sr. on September 28, 2016 at 8:33 am

          It’s WIN, not WHEN. He will “win”, and most likely cut-off your welfare benefits and cancel all your babies mamma’s WIC cards. Sorry bout’ dat’! You, Tarkeesha, Moeesha, Lateesha, etc. need to get yourselves a job.

          • Hello on September 29, 2016 at 7:23 am

            You are so ignorant. so, I guess no white people are on welfare. Lol. I see white people all the time in the grocery store using their independent card. Ha!

      • Anonymous on September 26, 2016 at 9:00 am

        Boy do you sound like an idiot

      • Anon on September 26, 2016 at 9:09 am

        What happens when they turn out to be white? I am just curious what your view is on that.

      • Sean on September 26, 2016 at 9:57 am

        Your retarted and racist trump = hitler moron!

        • Butch Cassidy on September 26, 2016 at 8:10 pm

          *you’re

        • Clayton Bigsby on September 26, 2016 at 8:10 pm

          Stay in school, you idiot! Or, use a taxpayer provided program to get some tutoring. You should try some special needs classes. Remember this: WytePower!

      • Kim on September 26, 2016 at 11:03 am

        It does not appear the cops were involved in the shooting, they only responded to it.

      • Hate_Rats on September 26, 2016 at 11:44 am

        “IF they turn out to be black”? lol good one!

      • Hidlie on September 26, 2016 at 11:48 am

        Trump will kill us all with his mindless big mouth. so be careful what you wish for

      • Ted on September 26, 2016 at 11:59 am

        WTF, are you rambling about?? You sound just as stupid as the Orange face you support.

      • Anonymous on September 26, 2016 at 12:40 pm

        Um… dump trump.

      • Stop Hating 2016 on September 26, 2016 at 2:01 pm

        Racist people like you is what makes the world such a terrible place. How about if the shooter turns out to be white, he will probly just write a letter the the judge before trail with a few teardrops on it and be out of jail in 2 months. Get a life and make a difference in society and stop racism no matter who the president is!!

      • Bobby on September 26, 2016 at 2:45 pm

        I hope you are aware of the fact that you’re discussing politics when somebody just died. Way to be sensitive toward the families of the victims. Death is not a time to push your political agenda.

      • Anonymous on September 26, 2016 at 7:35 pm

        Shut your dumb ass up lmao

        • Dewayne Robinson on September 26, 2016 at 7:59 pm

          Wow! Sounds like I really struck a nerve, or nerd in your case! Keep drinking the kool aid, you pitiful, sorryazz liberal piece of keerap. Keep supporting Hillary and the rest of the Dems. In closing, don’t forget: TRUMP 2016 !!!

    • Tired of the BS on September 27, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      Apparently no one is familiar with the area, Mona Farms Place? How many blacks on farm land in Charles Co? Can we stop with the hatred and viciousness, does it make anything better? People with nothing but, bad things to say are the reason the country is in the state it is in, how about coming up with ways to make things better for everyone.

  2. Anonymous on September 25, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Suspects?

    • Anonymous on September 26, 2016 at 2:18 pm

      Race of the suspects is not identified, so they are most likely black.

      • Anon on September 30, 2016 at 8:36 am

        Actually I am sure the reason the race is not identified is just the opposite. In almost all cases when the suspect is black the race has always been identified. What is your problem?? A young person loses his life and people are on here bickering about nonsense. Have respect and dignity for this person and his family. Save your ignorant comments for your friends or something other story.

        • Anon on September 30, 2016 at 8:40 am

          *some

  3. Anonymous on September 25, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Hope it was worth it. What is wrong with people?

  4. Anonymous on September 26, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Hood rats killing hood rats; no big deal.

    • KCJ on September 27, 2016 at 1:59 am

      NOT HOOD RATS, just teenagers looking for a party! For your information the victims were white kids. But that probably doesn’t matter to people that make stupid comments!

  5. Knowledge on September 26, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Dewayne Robinson your commentary shows a lack of intelligence.

    • Professor Jenkins on September 28, 2016 at 8:37 am

      How so? It was pretty harsh, but it did mirror the current state of affairs across the country, not just in Maryland. Its definitely a sad state of affairs for all of us.

  6. Hattie Timms on September 26, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Am so glad America’s public schools took god out of the schools. Now, children aren’t burdened with god and god’s laws against murder. So much nicer society we live in today, wouldn’t want it any other way.

  7. Nick on September 26, 2016 at 11:43 am

    It’s a damn shame that people have to settle their differences with guns!

    • Anonymous on September 26, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      Not sure what Trump or race has to do with it? It’s free will and people are covered over so many wrongs bc honestly not many know the value of life and thus kids parents are going to suffer irregardless of the color, or saying they did it bc of some dumb excuse. It needs to be an eye opener we are in a spiritual warfare and no one or no good cones from hate or reckless mistakes. Whoever killed this kid needs to open a Bible. Instead of calling people names or making it political maybe it’s bc we want what we want and if you can devalue another life you need to realize irregardless of justice here God has the final say to your eternity. It’s not hard to be respectful. What if it was your brother or sister or someone close? Not being a Bible thumper but we are killing each other for nothing. This country needs more God to help lead. New life Church is laid back and maybe not the church type but I strongly suggest people open there eyes. I am not racist, nor would I kill someone even though I lost my son bc of a mistake. Get a Bible read. Get out of living the way the world wants you to be conformed and check yourself. Pray for the family and let the violence end.

      • Anonymous on September 27, 2016 at 8:30 am

        Yea, because no one has ever been killed in the name of religion. Or are you just a fan of the watered down version of the bible that strips out the parts about stoning girls who have premarital sex, disobedient children, adulterers, and homosexuals. Maybe you might want to reread the whole thing.

  8. a voter with a mind on September 26, 2016 at 11:52 am

    I know you don’t like it but have mind. and in your case a mind is gone

  9. Ted on September 26, 2016 at 11:53 am

    This “story” sounds strange. Give it a few days the survivor will go thru survivors guilty, then you will get the true story if what happened.th

  10. Sonia Mazza on September 26, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Charles County here lately is about as Bad as DC or Baltimore, the Shootings,the Drugs, and ODs Even! Something’s got to be Done!

    • Ronnie Dawkins on September 28, 2016 at 8:42 am

      Here’s what needs to be done: Stop giving NARCAN to these POS drug addicts! Let them die and be done with their drain on our society. Citizens need to take back our neighborhoods and schools. As Malcolm said: By any means necessary!

  11. Anonymous on September 26, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Wth This got to do with Trump, somebody lost their life. Ain’t got damn thing to do with college, EBT, or Trump. Stop using this, we don’t know if it was black or white. Every damn thing is not about race. Please Trump is a straight ahole, no because of race. Because of who he is. Violence is getting too close 2 home.

    • Clarence Littlejohn on September 26, 2016 at 8:29 pm

      I see you have put your degree in Ebonics Studies to good use. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson need to hire you to help spread their race bailing dialoge. Keep making Chuck County proud.

      • anon on September 27, 2016 at 2:06 pm

        Very helpful…..”it is better to be thought a fool than speak and remove all doubt”

        • anon on September 27, 2016 at 2:17 pm

          I really think you should go back to school and learn some manners. You show your ignorance Clarence.

          • Clarence Littlejohn on September 27, 2016 at 6:55 pm

            Tired of school, much rather mess with knuckleheads like you. There’s always a spot in fast food service for you, don’t give up hope. If that doesn’t work out, look into panhandling at intersections, cash money!

  12. Anonymous on September 26, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    This family are very close friends to ours. This is a horrible tragedy and obviously someone there knows who committed this crime. Are these just Thugs or can this be Gang Related?

  13. Anonymous on September 27, 2016 at 9:02 am

    I hope and pray someone can identify the shooter… Whatever happened to just whooping someone’s a55 in a fight? Senseless… yet in the Soviets Socialist Republic of Murland only criminals can carry weapons…

  14. Su on September 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    This is such a tragedy! How can people be so insensitive to the pain of this family? Who cares what race is involved. Are we traveling backward emotionally? When are people going to accept we all bleed red blood and a life of a teenager is lost forever. The shooter may be a teenager as well. We all need to look at what is going on in our communities and say enough is enough! How do we change the hardened hearts that shoot another human. Must we have WAR on our backstreets too? Come on people, instead of ranting racial slurs what can we do to stop this. If each one of us could only look at this as a problem that faces us ALL we could have a great brainstorming session and find SOMETHING better than finger pointing.

    • Anon on September 30, 2016 at 8:39 am

      I concur…. A young person loses his life and people are on here bickering about nonsense. Have respect and dignity for this person and his family. Save your ignorant comments for your friends or some other story.

    • Bea Brown on September 30, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Thank you for your words! It is very painful to see all the intolerance in other comments. People just doesn’t understand that is a lost of a life. The victim was a young man, learning to be a good, strong man and trained to become a firefighter, from a family that has service this country. He was full of live and his future was vanished. The ones who did this have not sense of life! Teenager are always trying to have a good time, and make new friends.. it is just sad sad that there is not tolerance. and yes wrong they got to the party uninvited. Right.. but what. Welcome them! that is the problem here… individualism, intolerance, jealousy, hate! Sorry I am sad, sad because really until people do not stop thinking like this… and politics is the worst thing to justify this behavior. Wrong wrong, wrong! the story behind is beyond my hand, but I do not want to recreate it, we lost someone who was love.

    • James Goldsmith on September 30, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      Like move out of Charles County, that would put us on track towards finding something better. Escape from the cesspool of crime and disgusting race mixing. Save your racial identity and get away from this area! Teach your kids to be proud of their identity and work towards preserving it.

  15. ConcernedMom on October 3, 2016 at 9:33 am

    I know the family of both kids. Everyone involved was white. Can you guys give it an effing rest now?

  16. icantstandignorantppl on October 4, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Some of these comments are unbelievable. All of these ignorant comments and he’s white. Race shouldn’t matter when someone is killed. People don’t have any feelings toward the next person anymore. Truly sad! I pray for all that have nothing but evil comments to post, while hiding behind a computer screen!