PGPD investigating murder of Temple Hills man

Temple Hills, MD– Detectives continue to investigate a fatal shooting in Temple Hills on Wednesday. The deceased man is 55-year-old David William Taylor, Sr. of 28th Avenue in Temple Hills.

On October 17th, at approximately 8:05 am, officers were called to the 4300 block of 23rd Place in Temple Hills for a welfare check of an unresponsive man in a backyard. When officers arrived, they discovered Taylor suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene. 

The preliminary investigation reveals a resident in another home in the same neighborhood shot Taylor after it’s believed he broke into the resident’s home. It appears that after being shot, Taylor fled and collapsed several houses away.

Detectives have identified and interviewed the resident. Detectives are in consultation with the State’s Attorney’s Office regarding any potential criminal charges in this case.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

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