District Heights

Jan. 18

Brenda Collington was shot and killed inside her District Heights apartment by her husband, Lawrence Collington. Lawrence Collington, 53, told county police he shot his wife during a heated argument just before noon. Brenda Collington suffered gunshot wounds to her upper body. Lawrence Collington received treatment for non-life threatening injuries and was charged with first-degree murder.

March 27

Dwight Smith, of the 5000 block of Lee Jay Court in Capitol Heights, was pronounced dead at the scene in the 6500 block of Hil Mar Drive in District Heights. Police found Smith, 32, lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound.

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