UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Shooting at Super 8 Motel in Waldorf

November 9, 2017
Rayvon Marquis Drayton, 20, of Waldorf

Rayvon Marquis Drayton, 20, of Waldorf

UPDATE 11/9/2017: On October 26 at approximately 2 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office along with Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a motel located in the 3500 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the reported shooting.

Officers located the shooting victim in the lobby of the business suffering from a single gunshot wound to his right hip. The victim was flown out to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation revealed the victim was gambling in his motel room along with two adult male suspects, when one of the suspects pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded his money and personal property. The victim ran out of the room; however, one of the two suspects shot him as he was fleeing from the room. Both suspects fled the scene immediately following the shooting and were not located during the initial investigation.

Rayvon Marquis Drayton, 20, of Waldorf, was quickly developed as one of the two suspects, and a warrant was obtained for his arrest. On November 3 at approximately 12:28 a.m., Drayton turned himself in and was arrested and charged with attempted first and second-degree murder, first and second-degree assault, and armed robbery and various other charges.

The identity of the second suspect remains unknown at this time.

Detective C. Shankster is investigating

10/26/2017: On Thursday, October 26, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Super 8 Motel at  3350 Crain Highway, in Waldorf for the report of a shooting.

The victim was located in the lobby with a single gunshot wound to his lower back. He was flown to a hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

A perimeter was established and members of the Emergency Services Team responded and searched the motel and room where the shooting occurred.

It was later learned the suspects fled the scene immediately after the shooting.

The victim,  23, appears to have been targeted and detectives are working leads.

The investigation is ongoing.

Rayvon Marquis Drayton, 20, of Waldorf

Rayvon Marquis Drayton, 20, of Waldorf

60 Responses to UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Shooting at Super 8 Motel in Waldorf

  1. Cheeta on October 27, 2017 at 12:47 am

    The natives were restless!

    • Sticky Fingers on October 28, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      So glad that we moved out of Maryland. We a dump!

      • Anonymous on October 30, 2017 at 12:48 pm

        You a dump?

        • Delonte on October 30, 2017 at 2:56 pm

          I took a HUGE one this morning and it was shaped like Maryland! That’s definitely a sign to wipe and get outta here!

          • Anonymous on November 9, 2017 at 12:31 pm

            I thought I heard you screaming!

      • Anonymous on November 9, 2017 at 12:16 pm

        Maybe that’s why your fingers are sticky…’cause y’all a dump.

    • Incognegro on November 10, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      First of all. All Americans regardless of race needs to love each other and stick together. Stop robbing each other and help each other grow. Stop using politics to speak for your heart. And stop letting the color of our skin make us so divisive against one another. LOVE TRUMPS HATE.

  2. Heather on October 27, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Just another day in Waldorf

  3. patrick on October 27, 2017 at 6:12 am

    come on who doesn’t believe this was a drug deal gone bad.

    • NUNYA D. BIDNESS on November 10, 2017 at 1:33 am

      ME. IT WAS A DICE GAME ROBBERY LIKE THEY SAID.

  4. PG is DC on October 27, 2017 at 6:50 am

    WALDORF???????????

    Say it aint so!

    Well like we always say at the Super 8….
    We’ll leave the light on for ya.

    • Heather on October 27, 2017 at 10:36 am

      I thought that was motel 6 lol

      • Anonymous on October 30, 2017 at 3:59 pm

        Super 8
        We’ll leave the ammo out for ya!

  5. Anonymous on October 27, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Thugs shooting thugs. No big loss either way.

  6. Anonymous on October 27, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    drug deal gone wrong again?

  7. ANONYMOUS on October 27, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    The victim and suspects are no doubt black. They’ve destroyed waldorf facts are facts.

    • friday on October 28, 2017 at 10:00 am

      no doubt. They’ve just destroyed waldorf. All of them black people. Just terrible what they have done. Hold every single black person responsible. You sound that stupid.

      • Louis Harris on November 10, 2017 at 12:02 am

        I think there is more black people in Waldorf than any other nationality , that was a really lazy perspective Anon but i feel you when i was 16-17 once. I feel as this occurance, is directed towards all outcomes that ended like this one: my meaning it’s the economical system colliding with our advancement in technology , we seemingly upgrade and invent new ways of technology but hardly any new ways of thinking in social issues. We have the internet a wonderful tool to advance our collective understanding and a guide to direct us out of this race we are having-Technology vs Social views but we are still far behind , unbalanced in our values. When seeing these type of things happen i hardly focus on the individual to blame rather the events of our community and collectivity that has lead this to unfold. It’s deeper than race and the person we are out growing and shedding our old ways of life and we are lost on trying to implement new inovations socially and we are struggling because we have invested so much in technology.

  8. Malcolm X on October 27, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    The statistics say that this is a black on black crime. Any takers?

    • Anonymous on October 28, 2017 at 2:45 am

      Racist filth.

      • Malcolm X on October 30, 2017 at 10:01 am

        Truth hurts, eh? Why don’t you go take a knee somewhere.

        • bootsbip on November 10, 2017 at 10:31 am

          Malcolm X? I bet you are infatuated with everything black people do behind closed doors but act differently in front of your friends.

          • Malcolm X on November 10, 2017 at 2:41 pm

            No, what I am infatuated with is the hypocrisy of blacks. Some, not all, blame someone else for all of their problems. Look no further than the comments on this site. When you comment on a person of color about their criminal behavior you are automatically labeled a racist. That is a pathetic argument ender.

          • Anonymous on November 11, 2017 at 10:43 am

            Stop being upset because black have as much as the white people, i make over 120 yearly and im black in waldorf the young kids got to learn you got to work for what you want i see white guys in waldorf on the corner begging people for money

      • Adam 12 on October 30, 2017 at 11:26 am

        Yes, the mere mention of facts when dealing with black criminals automatically makes you a racist.

      • Malcolm X on November 9, 2017 at 3:11 pm

        Apology accepted.

    • Nathan B. Forrest on October 28, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      Which makes me say: Who cares? Thugs shooting thugs, rock on! I just wish they were better shots. As long as innocent bystanders are not hurt, let the thugs keep killing each other.

    • Anonymous on November 10, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      They are clearly Hispanic, sorry no black on black crime here try again

  9. Anonymous on October 30, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Statistical analysis or biased judgment?

    • Shaq'De'Quandre Williams on October 31, 2017 at 9:32 am

      Apparently its both. White people look at it and call it factual. Black people look at it and justify it as biased judgment. The numbers are the numbers. Don’t like them, fix them…

    • Premium Saltine on November 1, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Who cares?

      Both are the same in accuracy.

  10. FACTS on November 9, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Waldorf is freakin ghetto, so glad I moved far from there…..used to be nice 10 years ago

    • Keep It Real on November 11, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      Waldorf is not far from what it was 30years ago, you just either had blinders on (because you were a kid) or you just didn’t live here, but your comment shows typical, “White Hysteria,” – which is a given; once you read a news article about a place you know, but obviously you never really knew about the place to begin with. If there’s 85k people living in Waldorf and there’s 850 committing crime, that’s only 1% of the Population, now if you wanna talk “Extreme Violent Crime,” like Shooting & Robbing that’s closer to 24 people a year, a whopping .0002824% of people. So, sit down, STFU and move on to talking about something you have the vaguest idea about.

      P.S. We are glad ignorant and stupid people, like you, are moving away!

      While Redneck & Ghetto are Not far apart, let’s not forget about, “White privileged,” as the third in the Triumverant of “Stupidity”
      Stupid = you know better,
      Ignorance = you did not know better

      P.S.P.S. I’m white and lean right

  11. Anonymous on November 9, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Anyone that thinks waldorf is bad never lived in a bad place…just more southern marylanders complaining..talk to me when charles county reaches 200 murders a year
    .its no were near.

  12. Anonymous on November 9, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    WAKE UP and get rid of these judges.This criminal was arrested in 2015 for having a concealed weapon and was given probation before judgement.These judges keep letting these criminals off with NO JAIL time and we wonder why this keeps happening.Protect your families because these democratic judges dont care about you or the publics safety.

  13. Anonymous on November 10, 2017 at 9:09 am

    This thug was arrested in 2015 for a gun charge and got probation and they wonder why they keep repeating the same crimes.Get rid of these democratic judges who keep putting us at risk by not putting these criminals behind bars.The democrats care more about the criminal then law abiding people.

    • Adam 12 on November 15, 2017 at 7:59 am

      Maybe MORE gun laws are the answer.

  14. Anonymous on November 10, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Looking at this photo, I’m not sure this guy is entirely black. The mustache looks hispanic.

  15. Anonymous on November 10, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Ya’ll talking like white people don’t go on killing sprees. Hellooo, Las Vegas anyone? that’s that white on white crime.. let’s talk about that.

    • Malcolm X on November 10, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      You just did dummy. Please show me anywhere on this thread where someone said whites do not commit crimes. You just proved my point for me. Thank you.

    • Anonymous on November 11, 2017 at 5:20 am

      Truth!!

    • Anonymous on November 11, 2017 at 10:49 am

      Yes you are right white people are sick too

    • Anonymous on November 11, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

  16. Laminda1 on November 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Crime is crime!! Really doesn’t matter what color you are!! Color shouldn’t be an issue!!

    • Malcolm X on November 15, 2017 at 8:00 am

      DING, DING, DING! We have a winner!

  17. Anonymous on November 10, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Yall dont know jack every where is instants like this leave race out of it lets all kneel for justice and freedom atleast its not someone killing peopel they dont know Charles county is the best has been for 53 years and will be another 50 years.

    • Grammar Police on November 15, 2017 at 8:01 am

      I may no know Jack, but what I do know is that I cannot read this incoherent sentence. Anyone want to take a stab at translating this for me?

  18. Anonymous on November 10, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    It’s true More innocent people are killed by the hands of white people .When black on black crime occurs it’s mostly involves people up to no good . So I’m more worried about u sick white people killing innocent civilians

    • Malcolm X on November 15, 2017 at 8:03 am

      You are correct. Whites make up a vast majority of the population. However, how do you explain that blacks are responsible for over 50% of violent crimes in America, yet only make up less than 15% of the population? Those are not my numbers, they come straight from the DOJ.

  19. Stop killing innocent people on November 10, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    It’s true More innocent people are killed by the hands of white people .When black on black crime occurs it’s mostly involves people up to no good . So I’m more worried about u sick white people killing innocent civilians

  20. Nico B. on November 10, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Atleast blacks kill who they intend to that wronged them. Whitey go in schools and churches and shoot innocent ppl for no reason. Smfh!!!!

    • Malcolm X on November 15, 2017 at 8:04 am

      Are you kidding me? What kind of a moron are you? Are somehow trying to justify a murder based on the color of skin? You are an idiot and please do us all a favor and don’t reproduce.

  21. Anonymous on November 10, 2017 at 7:46 pm

  22. Anonymous on November 10, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Crickets

  23. Anonymous on November 11, 2017 at 10:40 am

    certainly this could be analyzed through the prism of race, but in this instance, it would be faulty and not the root problem. The better way is to look at why such young people, White or Black or otherwise, are engaging in such behaviors. certainly that failure can rest on our society and families that are failing our youth from very early. Further, American culture’s seemingly impenetrable love of guns certainly makes this method a first option in disputes or as method of perpetuating a crime. I am not saying switch to knives or baseball bats, but saying gun culture and this misguided understanding of the second admendment has created a very violent country. It does not make us safer no more than nuclear weapons do. More than anything, its about the energy you keep and who and what you choose to be around.

    • Malcolm X on November 15, 2017 at 8:06 am

      This has absolutely nothing to do with the 2nd Amendment, which was drafted to protect us from a tyrannical government. These 2 idiots in the story probably cannot spell “Second Amendment.” You give them too much credit.

  24. TinaCooper on November 11, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Yes white people are sick to.

    • Grammar Police on November 15, 2017 at 8:07 am

      ***too

  25. Tina on November 11, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Yes you are right white people are sick too

    • Bob Lob Law on November 14, 2017 at 7:22 am

      A comment so dumb you had to say it twice.