Maryland State Police Identify Suspect In A Prince George’s County Highway Shooting


Maryland State Police announce the arrest of a 30-year-old man who was allegedly involved in non-fatal shooting in Prince George’s County. Paul Boykin of the 6300 block of South Kings Highway in Fairfax, Virginia was charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a crime, reckless endangerment and first-and second-degree assault.

Around 8 p.m. Wednesday, troopers responded to a Prince George’s residence, where a woman reported being shot at, while traveling along Route 4/Pennsylvania Avenue between Suitland Parkway and Woodyard Road, police said.

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The victim told the responding troopers that a blue Chrysler Sebring began tailgating her in the left lane. After traffic cleared, she immediately moved into the right lane. Shortly after the car passed her in an aggressive manner and the driver, who was later identified as Boykin, brandished a pistol. After passing her, Boykin slowed the vehicle down and got behind her vehicle.

As woman continued driving southbound Route 4, Boykin continued point the handgun towards her. She saw three muzzle flashes and heard a gunshot hit her vehicle, police said. After the shooting, Boykin and his passenger exited Route 4 at Woodyard Road in Upper Marlboro.

As soon as the woman made it safely home, she contacted police.

Maryland State Police executed a search warrant at Boykin’s home and recovered a tech nine-sub machine gun, several firearms and ammunition. At 3:30 a.m. Friday morning, troopers arrested Boykin. He is being held at the Fairfax County Detention Center.

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