On September 7 at 11:50 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Popes Creek Court in La Plata (Phoenix Run neighborhood) for the report of the sound of gunshots. Officers canvassed the area and found the victim, Melvin Wayne Brown, 31, of Indian Head, on the ground in between two vehicles in the 600 block of Pomonkey Way; he had been shot and was pronounced dead on the scene. Detectives with the CCSO Criminal Investigations Division responded and are working to establish a motive. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at (301) 932-2222. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit www.ccso.us
to submit a web tip. A reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect is being offered. The investigation is continuing.