Prince George’s County police said the suspected murder weapon in a Temple Hills shooting at the Southern Avenue Metro station has been recovered.
The weapon is now undergoing ballistic tests to confirm a connection to the murder, wrote police spokeswoman Julie Parker in a Twitter statement on Thursday.
Sgt. Sonya Rorls, a county police spokeswoman, did not have further information regarding the recovered weapon by Thursday afternoon.
Harold Thomas Detter, 43, was found dead Tuesday in the bus bay waiting area of the Southern Avenue station after the report of a shooting around 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday morning, about 10 hours after the incident, police arrested Norman Marquarus Bonds, 32, of Temple Hills while he was walking in Capitol Heights.
Bonds has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held at the county’s department of corrections. He will remain there on a no bond status and is scheduled for a July 3 preliminary hearing, said John Erzen, a county state’s attorney’s office spokesman.
Police said the quick arrest was attributed to witness information that bystanders provided at the Metro station.
According to Prince George’s County District Court charging documents, a witness told police he observed Bonds walk past him with a gun in his hand when Bonds said to him “move” prior to hearing a gunshot.
A defense attorney for Bonds was not listed with the courts by Thursday, according to online Prince George’s County District Court records.