UPDATE: Police Make Two More Arrests in Murder of 17-Year-Old in Bryans Road

February 20, 2020

UPDATE 2/21/2020 @ 3:00 p.m.: Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office have made two additional arrests connected to the February 18, 2020, homicide in which Bradley Alan Brown, 17, was shot and killed in the 3100 block of Warehouse Landing Road in Bryans Road.

Mikayle Qawwee, 19, of Waldorf, and Keshawn Belasco, 16, of Waldorf, were both arrested and charged with first-degree murder and other related charges.

Belasco is being charged as an adult.

On February 19, detectives arrested Darryl Edward Freeman, 17, of Waldorf. Freeman was charged as an adult with first-degree murder and other related charges.

Robbery appears to be a motive in this case.

Bradley Alan Brown, 17

Bradley Alan Brown, 17

UPDATE 2/20/2020 @ 1:25 p.m.: According to court documents police responded to the driveway of a residence on Warehouse Landing Road in Bryans Road, after a neighbor called police and told them he heard two gunshots and found 17-year-old Bradley Alan Brown lying on the ground.

When officers arrived on scene they found Brown suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to his chest and leg, and he was pronounced deceased on the scene.  Police located and recovered a loaded handgun on the ground next to Brown and determined it belonged to Brown’s father who is a police officer in Prince George’s County. The gun had not been fired and was fully loaded when police inspected it. Police also found a cell phone belonging Brown in his pocket. After processing the scene for evidence officers found two spent 9mm shell casings in the area of the driveway.

Police spoke to multiple witnesses who indicated Bradley Alan Brown had been selling THC vape cigarettes prior to the murder. A few days before the shooting, Brown posted a video on social media of “Smart Cart high potency THC vape cartridges”.

After searching Brown’s phone police determined that “big.darryl” were friends on Snapchat and were communicating prior to the murder.

At the time police filed court document they were unsure if Darryl Edward Freeman was by himself or with another person when he visited Brown’s residence.

Darryl Edward Freeman, 17, of Waldorf, was charged with the following:

  • Murder – First Degree
  • Assault-Sec Degree
  • Assault-First Degree
  • Loaded Handgun In Vehicle
  • Firearm Use/Fel-Viol Crime
Photo of Darryl Edward Freeman on social media

Photo of Darryl Edward Freeman on social media

UPDATE 2/19/2020 @ 7:15 p.m.: On February 19, 2020, detectives  from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office arrested Darryl Edward Freeman, 17, of Waldorf, in connection with the homicide of Bradley Alan Brown, 17, who was shot and killed on February 18, 2020, in the 3100 block of Warehouse Landing Road in Bryans Road.

While detectives continue to follow up on information, they have established the shooting was not random and appears to be drug-related.

Freeman was charged as an adult with first-degree murder and other related charges.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Det. R. Johnson at (301) 609-6453. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app.

The investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE 9/19/2020 @ 10:00 a.m.: On February 18, 2020, shortly before 7 p.m., officers responded to the 3100 block of Warehouse Landing Road in Bryans Road for the report of the sound of multiple gunshots.

When officers arrived, they found the victim, Bradley Alan Brown, 17, in his driveway. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. Detectives are pursuing leads and it does not appear this is a random shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. R. Johnson at (301) 609-6453. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for the tip that leads to an arrest in this case.

The investigation is ongoing.

2/18/2020: On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at approximately 7:00 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the 3100 block of Warehouse Landing Road in Bryans Road, for the reported shooting.

Crews arrived on the scene to find the male patient lying in the driveway of the residence, and reported the victim had no pulse.

The single victim was pronounced deceased on the scene a short time later.

Police reported the shooting appears to be an isolated incident and are currently following leads, but have no clear motive at this time.

Police identified the victim as a 17-year-old victim as Bradley Alan Brown. The North Point High School Parent Teacher Student Organization posted the following on Facebook at 10:18 p.m. “We are saddened to learn of the loss of one of our students this evening. Please keep their family, friends and the entire North Point community in your thoughts and prayers.”

Initial 911 calls reported the victim may be a Law Enforcement Officer, however, Officers on the scene confirmed the victim was not an Officer, but was the son of a Prince George’s County Officer.

Police recovered a Smith & Wesson 9mm weapon on the scene.

Details will be provided when they become available.

Darryl Edward Freeman, 17, of Waldorf

Darryl Edward Freeman, 17, of Waldorf

199 Responses to UPDATE: Police Make Two More Arrests in Murder of 17-Year-Old in Bryans Road

  1. Eric Griffin on February 19, 2020 at 8:32 am

    God bless this beautiful child. Bless his family and friends in this time of incredible agony. Pray for justice.

    • J.J. on February 20, 2020 at 4:58 am

      Who? The victim or the killer?

      • tiredofthesepeople on February 20, 2020 at 1:30 pm

        Both are POS !

      • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 2:49 pm

        How about both.

        • Donna H Degen on February 20, 2020 at 10:24 pm

          I don’t believe either were… Both were bright talented young men with tremendous futures ahead of them. I can’t believe this happened to either of them over POT! One dead and the other one ruined. I don’t think the whole story is out. But it’s a damned tragedy for both and their families and friends.

          • Azazel on February 22, 2020 at 8:36 pm

            Apparently you were wrong.

      • L. SOMERVILLE on February 20, 2020 at 6:13 pm

        Darryl was such a good kid. Hope he turns his life around. Hang in there bro!!

        • Jeff Spicoli on February 22, 2020 at 8:21 am

          “Great” kids don’t shoot someone over weed.

          • JudgeNOT on February 26, 2020 at 1:54 pm

            Great kids can make stupid mistakes just like all other humans.

        • Azazel on February 22, 2020 at 8:37 pm

          He did. He’ll be hangin in there – in prison.

        • R.E.P. on February 28, 2020 at 8:17 am

          I think the story lays out that he turned intent to rob into murder, i.e. kids grow up and have to choose, left or right, good or evil. He choose very poorly, choices have consequences. If justice were to be done, he’d be connected to a chair plugged into the wall.

    • Synonymous on February 20, 2020 at 11:53 pm

      Seek help.

  2. Anonymous on February 19, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Until people vote out the majority of commissioners,judges and da’s Charles county will keep going down.These people are soft on crime and have no clue how to run a county.WHAT A JOKE.

    • Anonymous on February 19, 2020 at 4:33 pm

      SERIOUSLY!!! DON’T BLAME THE JUDGE’S, NOR THE COMMISSIONERS ARE YOU CRAZY? HOW ABOUT LOOKING AROUND AT THE TRASH THAT HAS MOVED DOWN THIS WAY FROM DC AND PG COUNTY… DON’T GET IT TWISTED AND BLAME OUR OFFICIALS HERE!!!

      • Anonymous on February 19, 2020 at 9:40 pm

        YOU SAY DON’T GET IT TWISTED. HOW ABOUT THE VICTIM WAS WHITE AND DEALING DRUGS. SO DON’T SAY TRASH HAS MOVED TO CHARLES COUNTY FROM DC & PC COUNTY. AND FURTHER, THE VICTIM’S FATHER IS A PG DETECTIVE.

        • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 11:56 am

          Amen just goes to show just because our children are white or black and come from good homes and have wonderful grades take criminal justice doesn’t mean that they live a perfect life they are human and will make some unhealthy choices in life
          You know exactly what you were doing you know The consequences that come from wrongdoings we as outsiders do not know what transpired we have one child who can tell his side and the other child cannot speak for himself now either way neither one of them right and either way Both families are going to suffer classmates ,,teachers and the community

      • Glenda on February 19, 2020 at 11:12 pm

        I agree I bought my house 23 years ago and I’m so disappointed at the garbage that has come to this county the police aren’t paid enough for what they deal with the judges are more worried about petty crimes I’m still here because of our police but we need a new chief bring Rex Coffee back

        • Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 3:31 pm

          Trash has always been in Charles county whether you want to realize that or not. It doesn’t matter where people come from. The ability to make good and bad choices is in all of us.Just like Rex Coffee made a bad choice.

          • Anonymous on February 23, 2020 at 9:11 pm

            Not anywhere near like now.

      • Uncle Cee on February 20, 2020 at 4:59 am

        Nanjemoy area all the way up through Bryans Road used to be a NICE place to live. Generally, I stay outta there now. Lot of trouble in some of those neighborhoods now.

        • John j on February 24, 2020 at 8:26 pm

          U ain’t ever been to nanjemoy. Good place to live.

      • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 7:42 am

        SERIOUSLY, WHEN THE COUNTY HAS GONE SOFT ON CRIME AND REPEATEDLY KEEPS LETTING CRIMINALS GO WITHOUT LITTLE TO NO JAIL TIME IT JUST CREATES MORE CRIMES GENIUS.THE CRIME KEEPS RISING,TRAFFIC KEEPS RISING AND TAXES KEEP RISING.WHAT ARE THESE OFFICIALS DOING TO MAKE CHARLES COUNTY BETTER? NOTHING.

        • Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 3:31 pm

          Trash has always been in Charles county whether you want to realize that or not. It doesn’t matter where people come from. The ability to make good and bad choices is in all of us.Just like Rex Coffee made a bad choice.

        • Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 8:39 pm

          Amen, read Maryand Independant 2 weeks ago. Shocking release by Judge in CC.

      • Moving on February 20, 2020 at 7:44 am

        The officials are to blame. When they are soft on crime, this encourages undesirables to move to this area. Just take a look at some of the counties in Texas. They are very tough on crime and they are a great place to live. Which is why I am moving there. See Ya.

      • Duh on February 20, 2020 at 8:41 am

        You have to blame the officials, because if you blame the people, thats considered “racist”. So who else can you blame?

        • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 4:03 pm

          The police officer that didn’t lock up his gun or deter his son from selling drugs.

          • Idiots everywhere on February 22, 2020 at 8:25 am

            This is what it has come down to, trying to put blame where it doesn’t belong. At the end of the day only one dude pulled the trigger. Stop blaming others for the failure of a turd to make good decisions.

      • Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 8:06 pm

        Don’t call ppl from DC trash cause that’s where they from then u need to look at ur self so don’t get it twisted there’s no color nor where u come from to blame on this act

        • Anonymous on February 22, 2020 at 5:36 am

          DC people are trash

          • DC Tour Guide on February 24, 2020 at 7:39 pm

            Yes they are, the poor and the rich.

        • Correction on February 23, 2020 at 9:12 pm

          No, it’s DC to PG and then to Cnarles.

      • Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 8:37 pm

        You’re missing a lot on this.
        BTW a Judge in this county let a bad criminal walk 2 weeks ago that was rediculous with charges and priors. Far as Commissioners… needs work, lots of work

    • Glenda on February 19, 2020 at 11:41 pm

      I agree when Rex Coffee was in the chief’s position they were locking them up and throwing away the key it’s not about color it’s about policy and not let this county become what DC once was the commissioners are more focused on revenue for all people who were born in this county I’m with you but you can’t go shut your door and don’t report the wrong doers that come in your neighborhood I love the police ‍♀️ you know why because we need them just think what would happen if we didn’t have them and for those new comers that think putting people in position because of color that’s not the case bottom line stop breaking the law in Charles County or go to Baltimore somewhere where crime never stops I’m on the police side if they break the law throw the book at them

      • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 11:51 am

        It’s the court commissioners and judges that let these criminals out, not the sheriff!

        Ho many people here are aware that the CCSO Detention Center Annex is pretty much empty?

        • Me on February 21, 2020 at 9:08 am

          How do we get the number that are currently incarcerated in the county jail? It’s hard to believe that it is not full. If it’s not full then we do have a more serious problem that probably most of us are unaware of. Please let us know how we can find this information out.

        • REAL TALK on February 25, 2020 at 1:35 pm

          Fake News!! The Women’s is full. Work Release is full. People are in the back sleeping in boats on the floor. And they are housing some federal inmates also. If you have ever been in front of CC judges they give out 10 year sentences like candy. Now they might suspend 5 to 7 years but then you do a couple years and then have 5 to 8 years back up time with 5 years supervised probation.

      • Kristy on February 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

        Punctuation is your friend. Use it please!

  3. Anonymous on February 19, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Suicide??? Domestic situation???

    • Donna H Degen on February 19, 2020 at 5:37 pm

      Homicide of a very good kid.

      • Just say no on February 19, 2020 at 8:10 pm

        *who was involved in drugs

        • Donna H Degen on February 20, 2020 at 10:34 pm

          Perhaps. We will see what all comes out but if he was he was… and even good kids *(and I think both of these kids had amazing potential) make bad mistakes. This one was a costly one for sure.

          • Anthony Salerno on February 22, 2020 at 7:54 pm

            Seek help Donna, you’re looking at their potential you silly loon.

      • Say No on February 20, 2020 at 4:23 am

        *who was involved in a drug transaction – according to published reports.

      • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 4:51 am

        He must’ve been trying to help Darryl kick his drug habit…….

        • Nikko on February 20, 2020 at 2:17 pm

          Why did he also have a weapon if he was trying to help kick a habit. Must have known he was dealing with a crook, if he brought a gun. Apparently he was not the fastest draw.

          • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 7:13 pm

            Posted before the update. Some would call that premature draw.

      • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 5:56 am

        It was drug related

      • LMFAO on February 20, 2020 at 8:41 am

        Nothing says “very good kid” like dealing drugs…

        • Donna H Degen on February 20, 2020 at 10:36 pm

          Be part of a solution maybe? Instead of internet trolling. Even good kids make mistakes. And use your name? Why be afraid?

          • Azazel on February 22, 2020 at 7:59 pm

            Because of harassment by nuts like you that excuse every bad act.
            What you read i the report is the solution. And if you knew him so well Donna, shame on you for being selfish and not getting involved in mentoring this kid, but ridiculing others for criticizing.

      • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 9:25 am

        both of these kids were drug dealers

        • A Thomas stone high school student on February 20, 2020 at 5:35 pm

          Wrong Darryl was no a drug dealer if you don’t know him don’t speak on him the way the media Depicts him makes him seem like a bad kid he was not a bad person he was a smart person who respected everyone

          • Setyoustraight on February 22, 2020 at 8:04 pm

            Murrderer. Apparently you didn’t know him too well.

          • Anonymous on February 22, 2020 at 9:01 pm

            No, he was a murderer. Don’t get it twisted.

          • Anonymous on February 22, 2020 at 9:06 pm

            A good kid does not search someone to rob and then kills them.

      • Donna H Degen on February 20, 2020 at 10:27 pm

        By another good kid. Both made mistakes.

        • Anthony Salerno on February 22, 2020 at 8:06 pm

          Murder and drug dealing are not mistakes, they are crimes. Pull your head outa your ass Donna D.

    • Just Say No on February 20, 2020 at 8:56 am

      It was a drug deal that went wrong. Not like there is such a thing as a good drug deal.

      • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 11:03 am

        The kind where everyone goes home happy.

  4. 2bless on February 19, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Prayers and Condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss.

  5. Anonymous on February 19, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Drug deal gone bad.

    • Cristofolo on February 20, 2020 at 2:13 pm

      Is there such a thing as a GOOD DRUG DEAL???

      Oh well, one less mouth to feed.

      Nothing will ever change in Chuck County. The rich get richer, the drugs get more plentiful, and life becomes more meaningless.

      I moved out of there 15 years ago, it was bad back then, only going to get worse…

      • Anonymous on February 23, 2020 at 9:36 pm

        One less mouth to feed?! Really!! How about you show some compassion here!

  6. MikeInMorganza on February 19, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Sad thing is, I’m not surprised at all. It’s Charles County.

    • Anonymous on February 19, 2020 at 1:46 pm

      It’s earth. Where on earth does murder not occur? Charles county has a single digit per year murder rate.

      • Peter on February 19, 2020 at 3:23 pm

        Isn’t that too many?

      • Anonymous on February 19, 2020 at 4:43 pm

        FALSE!

        • Anonymous on February 19, 2020 at 7:05 pm

          PROOF!!!!

          • Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 4:15 pm

            FBI Uniform Crime Report numbers Homicides Charles County by year: 2012 6, 2013 3, 2014 2, 2015 3, 2016 6, 2017 8, 2018 11, I don’t believe that 2019 numbers are out yet.

      • MikeInMorganza on February 19, 2020 at 7:58 pm

        Murder rate *used* to be zero. Violent crime USED to be zero.

        It’s your problem now, Chuck County. OWN IT

      • Glenda on February 19, 2020 at 11:19 pm

        Look face it DC and PG ran the trash to Charles County and it makes me sick every day when I leave my house the commissioner’s down here need to stop taking section 8 DC don’t want the trash that’s why it’s a decent place to live you’re going to pay to live there bottom line stop putting money for section 8 before the good citizens of Charles County

        • Now You Know on February 20, 2020 at 1:32 pm

          You do realize that the majority of people on Section 8 actually work to keep their places in order because they don’t want to lose that benefit. The one kid was the son of a cop, betcha they aren’t on section 8. Also, just FYI Glenda, the law requires anyone offering a place to rent, they must accept section 8 (although there are legal ways around it), so the county has no say in who accepts or does not accept Section 8 vouchers.

          • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 5:54 pm

            False, the law does not require landlords to accept section 8. A landlord must be part of a section 8 program before the government will give the landlord anything

        • Carol on February 21, 2020 at 3:48 pm

          How do you know if these kids involved aren’t from Charles County. They might have been born and raised here and maybe their parents were too.

          • Carol on February 21, 2020 at 3:50 pm

            What I meant was people act like all the people who do something wrong weren’t born and raised here and we don’t know anything about these two kids.

      • Let's make it up as we go along! on February 20, 2020 at 6:00 am

        Right!

        We ALL want to move to Chas Co. to live –

        The waiting line wraps all the way around rte 301.

        Waldorf is especially magnetic as a paradise for criminals …… Single digits only!

    • Glenda on February 19, 2020 at 11:28 pm

      What the hell does that mean it’s Charles County are you a home owner or are you someone here who won’t change your tags or renting a property that’s not yours don’t speak on this county we have to take our county back like DC did stop renting to section 8 run the law breakers out of here every day I see the same cars with Virginia and DC tags you can’t pull that in DC you either change tags or get towed or ticketed this is not the 70’s catch up to the world we live in Charles County run the garbage out

      • Stay in school kids on February 20, 2020 at 3:37 pm

        Yea…I stopped reading after the 2nd run-on sentence.

        • Phy on February 20, 2020 at 5:10 pm

          Lest not forget that the two kids came from descent families. They chose to do what they did because that is who they are. Some criminals come from good and bad families. It is shown that crime happens every where. Can’t run from it. Humans been killing each other since the day of human existence.

        • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 9:00 pm

          Exactly…rant rant rant,blah blah blah

        • Me on February 21, 2020 at 9:15 am

          Second? I don’t see the end of the first sentence. Glenda, please do better comments.

  7. Ned on February 19, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Seriously, MikeinMorganza, that comment is out line. This is a great place to live. We don’t know the details of this particular tragic case, but you be a workaday, law-abiding person in this county and have a great, safe life.

    • ned on February 19, 2020 at 4:16 pm

      EDIT: “can be”

    • MikeInMorganza on February 20, 2020 at 10:43 am

      I don’t think it’s out of line at all. 10 years ago it was a great place to live. As the good people of Charles County seek shelter elsewhere in the country, it’s getting back filled with trash. Of course there are good people in Charles County, but that proverbial pendulum is swinging the other way…

    • Fred G. Sanford on February 21, 2020 at 12:10 am

      Ned, go to bed.

  8. Rose M. on February 19, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    I’m sadden to hear of this tragedy. I know all to well what this family is experiencing at this moment. The situation, timing, age and all are all to familiar to my sons murder October 3, 2018 in Charles County. I felt like I was reliving that night. I’m praying for this family, the road they face will be extremely rough and painful. To his mom, I’m sorry you have to endure the pain you are feeling right now of losing your son. I will keep you in my prayers!

  9. Steven Rose on February 19, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    I knew darryl i went to high school with him and played football with him i also knew brad a bit i ran into him once in a gas station and he was a really nice guy but i do know this is not like darryl he wouldn’t do this out of no where and he definitely wouldn’t do it over drugs so whatever happened something got into him but mat brad rest in peace and may his family be comforted during this hard time

    • Cool Story Steve on February 20, 2020 at 1:16 pm

      I also knew Darryl once I saw him walking down the street it was a nice day probably in september and he had on a red shirt and we shared a twinkie and we talked about matt and how drugs were bad and they both hated drugs and there was no way they would ever commit murder so something had to get all up in him to get him to carry a gun with him before he had a reason to carry it and then actually use it he really is a good kid that couldnt have possibly done this but i guess he could have done this you just dont know what some people are capable of doing when things like this go wrong

      Yeah, that was sarcasm…

      • Stay in school kids on February 20, 2020 at 3:42 pm

        Sarcasm fail.

        Stopped reading after the 2nd run-on sentence as well. You and Glenda could use an English refresher course.

        • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 7:15 pm

          You fail. He was mimicking the OP.

        • Wow, just wow. on February 21, 2020 at 8:50 am

          LMFAO. Wow you are dumb. The “run on sentences” were part of the sarcasm, because the original post was basically one big collection of jibberish. Hahahahahaha. Your stupid response just made my day, as proof of how stupid you are. Classic. Comprehension fail.

        • Me on February 21, 2020 at 9:19 am

          Love it

        • Kristy on February 21, 2020 at 1:07 pm

          I think ‘Steven Rose’ is Glenda… I recognize that run-on garbled gibberish writing style…

        • Nikko on February 21, 2020 at 4:05 pm

          Obviously the teachers are not teaching a damn thing. Kids get out of school and can barely spell their own name. Public education. Raises for teachers, sure pay them more, and expect less.

  10. Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 12:14 am

    Miss Rose, my sympathies to you on your loss too. We will keep you and the Brown family in our prayers. We are sorry the Freeman boy made this horrible choice. A very sad day for Southern MD. God’s healing to all the hurting in this tragic situation. Bradley was deeply loved by his family and friends, and we ask the Lord to take him swiftly to heaven.

    • Noone 01:99 on February 21, 2020 at 5:06 am

      And in praying we will somehow heal the wounds of the world, the birds will sing joyous hymns to sooth everyone’s hurt and sweet baby Jesus will rejoice in knowing that faith is still alive and well on the internet.

  11. Duhh on February 20, 2020 at 6:16 am

    No one questions how a PG DETECTIVE couldn’t DETECT that his kid was into drugs.

    • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 11:05 am

      The kid was shot while in possession of the detectives gun.

    • Ray on February 20, 2020 at 2:23 pm

      Thought the same thing to myself

  12. Judge on February 20, 2020 at 6:57 am

    Little, dumb darryl wasn’t going to amount to anything anyway but he had to take a life before heading to his appropriate environment. Hopefully he experiences suffering over the years for his actions.

    • Billy D. Kidd on February 20, 2020 at 10:29 am

      Well, had the Eagle Scout shot first, it could have been the other way around so it seems that little dumb Bradley didn’t draw fast enough.

      • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 11:06 am

        Exactly, don’t pull it unless you’re going to use it.

        • Quick Draw McGraw on February 21, 2020 at 9:01 am

          No way to know who pulled their gun first. Very possible the accused pulled their gun, thinking they were a bad @ss. Didnt actually expect the nerd to pull a gun in response… At which point, you need to make a choice, use it or run. So he decided it was better to use it and get himself some street cred rather than run and have his reputation soiled as a b*itch… Cuz we all know, in some communities, its all about “respeck”, and having your reputation soiled is FAR worse than spending 25 years in prison

          But it tells you a little bit about these people. The accused had a gun. The victim had a gun. Considering the gun in the hands of the victim was “taken” from his father, he no doubt knew that he was dealing with a shady character who was known to carry a gun, and he felt he needed a gun to even the odds. My guess, the accused thought he would go down to Bryan’s Road, pull out his gun, take the drugs and the money, and go home. The victim, knew he needed protection. When the accused made his move, the victim tried to make his move, and the accused pulled that trigger the second he saw a gun coming out.

          So the thought of “dont pull it unless you are going to use it” may or may not apply. If he got shot as he was pulling the weapon, he wouldnt have had the chance to use it.

    • Donna H Degen on February 20, 2020 at 10:38 pm

      Who said he was dumb? Honor roll student. Football player… Lots of folks saying he was a good kid too. Both made mistakes. Think about their families… this is horrible for all involved.

      • Azazel on February 22, 2020 at 8:22 pm

        There are a lot of dumb honor roll students and college graduates, hell, PhD’s.
        It’s called common sense, the “smarts” that can’t be taught.
        And they’re CRIMES not mistakes. A mistake would be trying to defend them, which would also be stupid.

      • Anonymous on February 22, 2020 at 8:30 pm

        Oh he was dumb. His decision proved that. Bubba will have a nice time with him.

        • Know your Bubbas on February 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm

          Bubba don’t roll that way.

  13. Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 7:07 am

    What over looks like !

  14. Jeff Spicoli on February 20, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Talk about your parental failure. 17 and your life is over. People say drugs are a victimless crime and weed is nonviolent. Guess that blows that theory out of the water. Drugs are for losers.

    • Anon on February 20, 2020 at 7:12 pm

      People get killed over shoes, girls, just about anything FYI

  15. Baud9600 on February 20, 2020 at 7:53 am

    “He was involved in our criminal justice program”, said North Point Principal Daniel Kaple.

    Commissioner President Reuben B. Collins, II, Esq. ordered the Charles County flag to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff on sunset of the day of internment.

    Detectives with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office say the shooting was “not random” and “appears to be drug-related.”

    Criminal Justice Program? Politician Lowers the flag (and the bar)? Drug related? Yeah, it all makes sense.

  16. K.B. on February 20, 2020 at 8:03 am

    17 years old. Just wasted his entire life over drugs!! So incredibly sad for his family and the family of who he killed.

    • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 2:50 pm

      Agreed

  17. Merryn Berry on February 20, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Aside from all the kill’n, Bryans Road ain’t a bad place to be livin. Hopefully they get that club up and running to give peoples something to do.

    • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 1:50 pm

      Bryans Road is a dump always has been. And if the strip club is opened up which won’t happen there will be more crime down there than ever. It’s a sad situation one young man lost his life and the other has lost his freedom over some ignorance.

  18. Chris on February 20, 2020 at 8:26 am

    POS took that boy’s life – a good kid, eagle scout, volunteer in our community. Now he has ruined his own life and the lives of two families. And for what?

    • Bad Boyz on February 20, 2020 at 10:25 am

      You left out the part where he also did drugs….

      • Chris on February 20, 2020 at 11:53 am

        I didn’t mention about either one doing drugs, but apparently that is the case. I said he was a good kid and was an avid volunteer in the community. Would you care to speculate if the kid that shot him volunteered a lot in the community? I have known many good people that had issues with drugs, but when you are a POS, you’re just a POS.

      • Queen of the Iron Throne on February 20, 2020 at 2:19 pm

        and was in possession of a stolen gun. (Stolen from his father, a police officer). It would appear that the shine is coming off of our victim. It also appears that our commission president, Reuben Collins, acted before he had all the information. I’m sure he would not have ordered the lowering of the flags had he known about the nature of the victim of the shooting.

        • TJ Swann on February 20, 2020 at 9:07 pm

          Reuben was probably into that wind again! How that idiot got re-elected again is beyond me. Charles County voters are ignant!

          • Anonymous on February 26, 2020 at 6:47 pm

            Rotgut.

        • Me on February 21, 2020 at 9:26 am

          Yeah and Collins will lead this county downhill faster than ever.

    • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 11:09 am

      Seems like this good kid was killed while holding his dad’s gun. Probably should’ve joined the young marines instead of the boy scouts.

    • Matt on February 20, 2020 at 3:05 pm

      Chris you’re an idiot, that good ol eagle scout was a drug dealer with a gun.

      • David on February 21, 2020 at 8:20 am

        Matt, you obviously don’t know all that is involved in becoming an eagle scout. It is not easy – a lot of physical work and volunteer work over many years…most kids wouldn’t have that kind of dedication.

      • Anonymous on February 22, 2020 at 8:28 pm

        Gimme a break. It was flippin’ weed. He wasn’t shooting heroin. He was a 17 year old trying to fit into the cool crowd. These worthless POS’S were looking for someone to rob. It is all on text messages. Looks like they are all turning on each other and snitching. They are heading to the big house. They better try to make deals. Hoodlums.

  19. Boom on February 20, 2020 at 8:43 am

    He is even wearing the uniform of drug dealers and murderers. Shocking

  20. Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Only in Charles “Armpit of MD) County.

  21. Hamberder Bologna on February 20, 2020 at 8:51 am

    They are lowering the flag for someone that was killed in a drug deal gone wrong?? Seriously? When has Charles County lowered the flags for any non-white kids that were killed in a drug deal gone wrong?

  22. Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Drug related and the boy who died is the son of a cop? Time to investigate him!

  23. Big Dookie on February 20, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Drug related? He wasn’t that great of a kid I would assume.

  24. Flagman on February 20, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Not sure why the county flag is being lowered for someone involved in an apparent drug deal. Can someone explain that logic to me?

    • Duh on February 20, 2020 at 1:20 pm

      Appeasement

    • Jesusislord on February 20, 2020 at 2:06 pm

      Call Reuben Collins and ask. The answer should be interesting.

    • Shawn on February 20, 2020 at 2:35 pm

      What the hell does PG or DC have to do with this. A a young man lost his life it does matter what color he was nor where he was from us as parents need to b more involved with what our kids are doing and who they hang around. Remember we are the parents not their friends kids dont have to like us but need to respect us if you need to go through their phones then do what u need to do at least you can say you are doing it to try to keep them safe whether they like it or not. You could find something that could save your child life. I have enough friends I dont want or need my child to b my friend keep these kids on a shorter leash and go with your gut if u feel something is wrong it probably is!!!

      • Azazel on February 21, 2020 at 12:07 am

        They have a lot to do with it. Very well known fact that DC pushed it’s crap out into PG and it flowed down to Charles (because that’s how shi# runs – downhill) and is trickling into St. Mary’s and Calvert. You may not like the truth, but there it is.

    • Facts on February 21, 2020 at 10:38 pm

      He’s white, duh

      • Anonymous on February 22, 2020 at 5:43 am

        Not pure.

  25. BooBerry on February 20, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Uh oh fat boy, you are going to Big boy jail now. Get used to the “Pokey” hahaha that is what will be happening to you (if it hasn’t already). Enjoy the rest of your miserable, useless life. You will bring top $$ in prison.

    • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 4:00 pm

      Or he’ll have a good lawyer who will exploit the fact that he shot the armed kid in self defense.

      • Maybe, but... on February 21, 2020 at 9:07 am

        One thing working against him is he wasnt at his house. Maybe that isnt important to some people, but to me, it matters. He drive 20 miles to make this deal. He decided before leaving, he was going to bring a gun. If he wasnt planning to shoot this kid, why bring the gun. Yes, I realize that he didnt bring the gun because he was going there to shoot the kid, BUT, its pretty easy to make the argument that he did just that. Premeditation is easier to prove. Not like the victim pulled the gun, this kid then took the gun from him and shot him. He brought a gun on his trip…

        • Anonymous on February 22, 2020 at 10:16 am

          And this exact statement is why he has a chance. You just gave the perfect example of reasonable doubt. Not being at home definitely doesn’t help but if he has a good lawyer, he’ll give the jury a lot to think about when deliberating.

    • Kristy on February 21, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      You’ve seen too many prison shows on TV…

  26. Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Just because you make bad choices doesn’t mean you are a bad person. It means you made a bad decision. The victim worked for the Charles County Government part time which is why the flag is being lowered. STOP judging and hating , this is a terrible situation for all peoples concerned.

    • Donna H Degen on February 20, 2020 at 10:41 pm

      Thank you for your wisdom.

    • Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 12:00 am

      Bullshi#!

    • Azazel on February 21, 2020 at 12:02 am

      MURDER IS MORE THAN A BAD DECISION YOU STUPID F.

    • Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 7:43 pm

      “Peoples”

  27. sl on February 20, 2020 at 11:13 am

    I am deeply saddened by all the horrific comments some people have left. There are two sides to every story whether it’s a good or bad story. Nobody except those involved should be sitting in judgement. All the comments should be about making a positive change in our youth and not about whose fault it is , politicians, police, parents, drugs, etc. It takes a village. No need to reply, as I’m sure you will. I’m off of this website.

    • Donna H Degen on February 20, 2020 at 10:42 pm

      Amen

    • Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 7:59 am

      Kind of hard for a dead kid to tell his side or sit in judgement.

    • Anonymous on February 22, 2020 at 5:45 am

      Truth hurts huh? Keep hiding under a rock and believing the garbage that comes out of your mouth.

  28. Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    Father a police officer???? Why wasn’t he in jail???

  29. Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    IKR, not to sound insensitive, but there have been a lot of young kids killed out here some drug dealers, some not. Why does this young man deserve the flag hung at half mass. Because, his father is a cop? Just Say’n!

    • eye do no on February 20, 2020 at 5:49 pm

      That is half mast ,, not mass . for the rest IDK

    • You're welcome on February 21, 2020 at 9:13 am

      You nailed it. You managed to not sound insensitive. Well played. Unfortunately, you ended up sounding like a moron instead. Probably should have tried to go with insensitive instead of stupid. But at least you tried. He worked for the local government. And when the local government loses someone, its fairly common for them to lower the flag. There are valid arguments against it, based on the circumstances, but thats the situation.

  30. The Dude on February 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Big Darryl a baller…look’a that fan deck!

    • Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 7:18 pm

      Hard to tell but it’s probably ones hiding behind a Benny.

    • Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 9:43 pm

      Oh he gonna be a baller believe me

      • Anthony Salerno on February 24, 2020 at 7:45 pm

        Yeah, plenty of laundry room ping – pong for him.

  31. hey Dude on February 20, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Crystal Blue?

    • Tommy James on February 21, 2020 at 7:30 am

      Nice! Old school!

    • Qwijibo on February 21, 2020 at 5:47 pm

      Well played

  32. Qwidjibo on February 20, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    This may be a case of self defense. 2 guns involved. In order to remain a free man, Darryl needs to get himself an excellent lawyer

    • Jerome Betts on February 21, 2020 at 7:36 am

      Exactly! Darryl has the right to protect himself and his business. The white dude probably pulled on shim slow and Darryl had to bust him. Straightup self defence. A Blackman still has the right to protect himswelf even if its not politally correct.

      • Anonymous on February 22, 2020 at 8:21 pm

        The truth is coming to light. The three thugs were caught texting to each other looking for someone to rob. Self defense my *ss. I hope they rot in prison. See how tough they are then. Useless punks.

        #truth

    • eye see it this way on February 21, 2020 at 8:17 am

      betcha they call on William “Billy ‘ Murphy Jr .. When Daron Wint ( DC mansion murderer ), Murphy was the attorney that got on TV and said Daron Wint was not guilty.

      And yes this is going to turn into a case of self defense , and if evidence does not prove otherwise, this is going down as self defense because the other party in this is dead , therefore his side of this will not be heard .

      This goes beyond just two lives ruined ..many people are affected .
      This should have never happened .

    • Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 1:21 pm

      Said on the news that there was an accomplice and it was a robbery attempt. A death in the commission of a felony should be automatic life but unfortunately, do to the new ruling on juvenile offenders, he probably won’t even get 20 years. In a perfect world who ever pulled the trigger would get death. It would be nice if all murderers would take themselves out but 99% of those murderous cowards are too much of a b!tch to do that. They are only tough because of the gun, take that away and they are all b!tch.

  33. Anonymous on February 20, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    A kid gets a hold of his cop parent’s gun. Let’s start there. Never have I EVER flashed a gun during a cannabis purchase (pre legalization) what’s this kids trying to rob the dealer??? A cop’s kid was trying to rob a dealer here, that’s what I’m seeing. I’m not defending the dealer AT ALL these are kids, they shouldn’t be doing any of this but here let’s not grant them access to gun to make it easier for them…. cops should know better!

    • You Lack Reading Comprehension on February 28, 2020 at 1:10 pm

      The cops kid WAS the dealer.

  34. Kevin on February 20, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Big homie not gonna let a little thing like murder get in the way of making that paper!
    The way he’s fanning out all those one dollar bills while blowing smoke out of his mouth show that he is clearly satisfied with how much of a criminal mastermind he is…..he made 10 or 11 dollars at least !…totally worth it for that life sentence!
    Get that paper,shawty ! Lmao!

  35. RDB on February 20, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Why is the school sorry a criminal died. Not much of a loss to me.

  36. Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 12:55 am

    You people know nothing, disgusting

    • Anonymous on February 22, 2020 at 5:56 am

      Splain’ it to us.

  37. FredoSantana on February 21, 2020 at 3:50 am

    FREE THE GUYS

  38. Respect on February 21, 2020 at 5:14 am

    He was involved in a drug deal. That does not warrant a flag being lowered. It disgraces veterans and real heroes. The county commissioners should be ashamed.

  39. Carolyn on February 21, 2020 at 6:30 am

    So because this was a cops son…this boy doesn’t stand a chance. I bet there is all kind of cover ups going on to save the grace of the cops son who probably had just as much of a responsibility for getting shot as the shooter who shot him. Hmmmm

  40. Joe on February 21, 2020 at 6:39 am

    The shooter’s name is Freeman. Free man. And he’ll be incarcerated. Awesome.

  41. correction on February 21, 2020 at 7:59 am

    The title of the article should read . Drug dealers bring loaded guns to drug deal ,one dead .

  42. Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Good. One less thug in this world along with one going to prison. Win-win for us law abiding citizens. Good riddance you hood rats.

  43. Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Another rich white kid that thinks he is black

    • Anonymous on February 22, 2020 at 10:24 am

      Abnormal in Southern Maryland???

    • Anonymous on February 22, 2020 at 11:00 am

      Exactly

  44. Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    HOW ABOUT PUTTING THE PARENTS IN JAIL ALSO.AT SOME POINT THEY NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

  45. Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    Another rich white kid that thought he was black and down with the brovas…blame the parents .

    Elegant Elliott offen

  46. Shoeaholic on February 21, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    Bradley wearin some Yeezy kicks tho.

  47. Big Cookie on February 21, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    4 fine examples of the Pcs of S*** that the teenagers in Charles County are turning into. Don’t tell me that drugs, ALL DRUGS aren’t harmful. Too many thugs around here!

  48. Baud9600 on February 21, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Hate Crime!!!
    They hated not getting their drugs for free!

  49. Anonymous on February 21, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    I also know Darryl Freeman this it’s him he would never do this to anyone he’s a great kid love’s football love’s his family he all ways stayed to him self he didn’t do this crime this is untrue unreal an unbelievable. Darryl Freeman didn’t do this crime.

    • Anonymous on February 22, 2020 at 5:56 am

      Oh shut up dork. You think coming on the internet to defend your boyfriend is going to work?

    • Charles on February 22, 2020 at 12:15 pm

      Quit deluding yourself. He committed the crime. They have evidence

    • Grammar Police on February 24, 2020 at 7:16 am

      Another product of the public school system. Must’ve been absent the day they taught sentence structure and punctuation.

  50. Anonymous on February 22, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    What kinda jacked up names are these? Mikealye and Deshawn? Wtf? Fits the stereotype.

  51. Ha on February 22, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    A good kid does not search someone to rob and then kills them.

  52. Concerned on February 25, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    I have a first-hand account of how two plain-clothes officers investigating this directed a 12 year-old girl to not get on her school bus so they could question her without her mother present. This happened while the bus was sitting at her stop, with all of her friends watching on. Neighbors nearby intervened and tried to ask the girl if she wanted them to call her mother. She said yes. The officers said no. This incident needs its own investigation.

    • Anonymous on February 26, 2020 at 6:51 pm

      You’re funny.

    • Anthony Salerno on February 26, 2020 at 7:18 pm

      Heh, heh. You’re too much toots. You think this is the same as questioning a 12 year old at a school bus? You know, when you take up for murderin’ turds you insult the victim and their family. Get some class.

    • Jeopardy on February 27, 2020 at 8:56 pm

      I’ll take “things that never happened” for $400 Alex.