PG police identified victim in deadly shooting

Prince George’s County police have identified the victim in what they say appears to be an accidental shooting.

The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Erick Lamar Pratt, of the 13400 block of Caribou Court in Fort Washington.

At about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, police were called to the 18700 block of Croom Road in Brandywine for a report of a shooting and found Pratt suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals someone accidentally shot the decedent. Detectives were speaking with friends and family of Pratt who were in the home at the time. No charges have been filed in this case.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925.


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