Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker will address the county’s 13 killings so far this year during a news conference on Tuesday, more than two weeks since the homicide spike began.
Planning to join him are interim Police Chief Mark Magaw, Sheriff Melvin C. High and State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks, according to a news release, and will “update the public on proactive and preventive public safety measures taken to address recent violent incidents in the county.”
The conference will be held at police headquarters in Landover.
Police consider only 12 of the killings as homicides. No charges have been filed against a homeowner who shot and killed an intruder trying to break into his New Carrollton home last week.
Authorities have been stepping up their efforts to curb violence by bringing in help from other law enforcement agencies. In a rare move, federal agents have embedded with county homicide investigators to aid with solving the homicides.