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Police: Man accused of shooting in Columbia, homicide in Prince George’s taken into custody in North Carolina

Police in North Carolina have taken into custody a Maryland man wanted in a nonfatal June shooting in Columbia and a fatal September shooting in Prince George’s County, the Howard County Police Department announced Monday.

Winston Hughes, 22, who has addresses in Laurel and Chillum in Prince George’s County, is being charged with attempted murder, assault and various firearms charges in the shooting of Deandre House, 23, of Baltimore, Howard police said.

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Howard County police said officers were called June 29 to the 7500 block of Monarch Mills Way for a report of shots fired and found House in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds.

House was in critical condition with multiple injuries after the shooting, but police said he has since been released from the hospital.

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Howard police were able to identify Hughes as the suspect through investigation and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

He was taken into custody in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Sunday on an unrelated warrant from the Prince George’s County Police Department for second-degree murder and related charges.

In Prince George’s, Hughes is charged with fatally shooting his girlfriend, 25-year-old Fatima Kamara, in a Chillum apartment where they lived together, Prince George’s police said.

At around 2:35 p.m. Sept. 21, Prince George’s officers were called to the apartment for the report of a shooting. Kamara was located in the residence suffering from gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.

A preliminary investigation showed Hughes shot Kamara during an argument, according to Prince George’s police.

Hughes is currently awaiting extradition back to Maryland to face the charges in Howard and Prince George’s counties, police said.

Anyone with information about the Columbia case can contact Howard police at 410-313-STOP or hcpdcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.

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