Victim identified in fatal Capitol Heights shooting Sunday
Brandywine resident, 54, arrested in separate dispute that killed neighbor
This story was updated at 1 p.m. on May 4, 2010.
Two men were killed and another wounded over the weekend in two separate shootings in southern Prince George's County, police said.
Police received a report of the first fatal shooting at approximately 2:42 a.m. Sunday outside a Popeyes restaurant at 5320 Marlboro Pike in Capitol Heights.
Lefrankal Devon Williams, 29, of the 10100 block of Running Brook Lane in Upper Marlboro was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the Popeyes parking lot, said Henry Tippett, a spokesman for the Prince George's County Police Department. Williams was pronounced dead on the scene.
So far police have no witnesses and no suspects in the shooting, Tippett said.
The second fatal shooting occurred the same afternoon in a Brandywine neighborhood.
A years-long neighborhood dispute turned violent when Ronald Ragland Sr. of the 8800 block of Charm Court allegedly shot a father and son who lived across the street from him, Tippett said.
Police said the son, an 18-year-old man whose name has not been released, was outside the home engaged in an argument with Ragland when Ragland allegedly retrieved a handgun from his garage and shot him at approximately 3:15 p.m.
The 18-year-old ran into his home, apparently trying to escape. He is expected to survive.
The father, Robert Darryl Mitchell, 53, had not been home at the time his son was shot, but within minutes he happened to be driving home. As he pulled up to his house, Ragland allegedly shot into Mitchell's vehicle, fatally wounding him.
Although disputes between the two neighbors had been ongoing for years, there was no reported history of violence between the two, Tippett said.
Ragland has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He is being held at the Department of Corrections without bond. No attorney information was immediately available.
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