Prince George’s County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man wanted for allegedly shooting three people in an argument over a missing coat.
Lonell Anthony Bowen, 20, of the 3900 block of Donnell Drive in District Heights, was arrested Jan. 3 and charged with multiple counts of attempted first- and second-degree murder, first-degree assault and related charges stemming from the shooting at a Forestville dancing event Dec. 29.
According to Bowen’s warrant, he attended a dance in the 3800 block of Penn Belt Place where he and another person were fighting over a missing coat. During the dispute, authorities believe Bowen pulled out a handgun and fired shots, striking three people before leaving the party, according to the sheriff’s department.
County police identified Bowen as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest Dec. 31, sheriff’s deputies said.
Sheriff’s deputies were trying to serve the warrant in the 2700 block of Lorring Drive on Jan. 3 when they located Bowen and another man, who officials said fled on foot. After a brief chase, Bowen and the other man were captured and taken into custody, deputies said.
The other man, Anthony Lorenzo Ross, 21, was found to have three outstanding warrants, according to sheriff’s deputies. Two warrants were for failing to appear in court for trespassing and marijuana possession charges and one warrant was for trespassing, according to sheriff’s deputies and online Prince George’s court records.
Defense attorneys for the men were not listed in online court records Wednesday morning.