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18-year-old J’Lyn Quinones of Suitland shot and killed, Police in Prince George’s County investigates



Police in The Prince George’s County Department has investigated a fatal shooting of 18-year-old J’Lyn Quinones who lived in Suitland.

The victim Quinones and a second female were shot on Tuesday in the unincorporated section of Capitol Heights. The second victim’s injuries are not considered life-threatening. Quinones was pregnant.

Her unborn baby was delivered during emergency surgery and is currently in critical but stable condition.

On April 20, 2021, at approximately 4:45 pm, officers with the Metropolitan Police Department observed Quinones and the second female victim in distress at the intersection of Rail Street and Southern Avenue in Southeast DC. The officers discovered they were both suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were rushed for emergency medical treatment. Quinones died of her injuries a short time later.

The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect shot both victims as they were crossing Quinn Street toward Southern Avenue. The victims then ran down Southern Avenue and crossed into DC seeking help.

The police said they are working to identify a suspect(s) and motive behind the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) Please refer to case number 21-0017572.

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