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Double shooting in King George; one suspect still at large

The King George County Sheriff’s office is seeking an additional suspect in connection with a gang style double shooting last week in King George that left one man dead and another badly injured. Both shooting victims had their hands bound behind their backs when they were shot multiple times.


King George Sheriff Steve Dempsey said two arrests have been made in connection with the shootings.

“Tennage Michel Shanks, 42 years of age from King George, was arrested in Colonial Beach on May 1, 2014.  

Michael Clinton, 28 years of age from Bladensburg, MD was arrested on April 30, 2014 by Prince Georges County Maryland Police.”


“Information collected through interviews, cell phones, social media led to the identity of the individuals,” Dempsey said.  Prince George’s County detectives contacted King George officers two days after the shootings to inform them that Clinton could possibly be involved and they had him in custody for an armed robbery, according to the sheriff.

Sheriff Dempsey said Anthony William Goodman, 30 years of age, is still at large. Dempsey said officers believe Goodman, who is from Upper Marlboro, Md., is in the Prince George’s County or Washington, DC area. Authorities are pressing for a swift arrest.

Dempsey said the suspects will be charged with first degree murder, attempted murder first degree, malicious wounding, two counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony and two counts of abduction. Goodman and Clinton, who have criminal records, will also be charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The shootings occurred on the evening of April 29 in a rural area of the county. Dempsey said Ronelle Davon Johnson, 20, was found dead outside his residence on Winston Place. A second 20-year-old man, whom authorities would not identify, was also shot and was seriously injured, but is expected to survive.

Both victims had their hands bound behind their backs with duct tape at the time of the shootings. Dempsey said the ensuing investigation revealed that the shootings were drug-related. Johnson died at the scene and the second victim was taken to Mary Washington Hospital and later transferred to MCV-VCU Hospital in Richmond.

Dempsey said Virginia State Police, the FBI, the Colonial Beach Police Department and the Caroline and Westmoreland sheriff’s offices in Virginia and the Prince George’s police department in Maryland are continuing the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the King George Sheriff’s Office at 540-775-2049.

 

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