The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff reported the capture of Leo Gonzalez of Fort Washington, MD on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder obtained by the County Police on December 29, 2016.
According to the warrant, on November 30, 2016, police responded to the 3800 block of 26th Avenue in Temple Hills MD for a reported shooting. When they arrived, they located a victim in the roadway with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. The victim was transported to the hospital trauma unit and listed in critical condition and a witness positively identified the suspect Gonzalez as the man who shot the victim. The victim indicated that he had known Gonzalez for one or two years.
Since receipt of the warrant, Sheriff’s Deputies have made numerous attempts to locate Gonzalez, not only in Prince George’s County, but also in Charles County and Washington D.C. Gonzalez’ picture was posted to the Sheriff’s Most Wanted on the county website, follow up interviews were conducted and multiple addresses were investigated with negative results. The warrant was also being investigated in partnership with the US Marshals Task Force (USMS). Having exhausted all leads, Deputies received a tip that led to an address in 6500 block of Buckland Ct. in Fort Washington MD. Surveillance was conducted at the location and Gonzalez was identified entering and exiting the residence.
On April 20th, a Deputy with members of the (USMS) Task Force knocked on the door of the residence to serve the warrant. Gonzalez looked through the window and appeared to run away. USMS made entry into the residence and found Gonzalez in the kitchen, ordered him to the ground and placed him into custody. A handgun was recovered on the counter directly beside where he was standing. Another gun was recovered, along with suspected ecstasy, CDS paraphernalia, and a large quantity of marijuana. The detective handling the case was notified and Gonzalez was transported to the District IV police station.
Gonzalez is also charged with Assault First Degree, Second Degree Assault, Handgun on Person, Firearm Use/ Felonious Violent Crime and Attempted Second Degree Murder.