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Shooting Victim's Mother: 'Whoever Did This Needs to be Put Away'

George Waymer was shot and killed in 2012 while playing basketball with friends in Fairmount Heights. His mother and police are asking residents to call in with fresh leads in the case.

George Waymer was shot and killed in 2012 while playing basketball with friends. Credit: Prince George's County Police
George Waymer was shot and killed in 2012 while playing basketball with friends. Credit: Prince George's County Police

More than a year after a 16-year-old was shot and killed while playing basketball in Fairmount Heights, the Prince George’s County Police Department has issued a new call for the public’s help in making an arrest.

George Waymer was shot and killed on July 8, 2012, while playing basketball with friends in the 5700 block of Aspen Street. Detectives believe robbery was the likely motive in the shooting, according to the police department’s blog.

Investigators are looking for a green Ford Crown Victoria seen in the area that night. Detectives believe the car’s occupants may have approached George and his friends before the shooting, as well as other people in the area that evening.

Laquette Dunn, George’s mother, is urging anyone with information in the case to come forward.

"I do know that justice needs to be served, and whoever did this to my son needs to be put away because they could very well do this to someone else’s child, or another person, and that’s not right,” Dunn said.

Detective Jeffery Eckrich said he’s confident someone saw something that night that can lead police to the shooting suspects.

“I believe George and his friends weren’t the only people approached that night,” Eckrich said. “Those people might not have contacted the police that night, but if they believe they were approached by the subjects, they could contact the homicide unit. Or Crime Solvers.”

The department's non-emergency number is 301-352-1200. CrimeSolvers -- which is confidential -- can be reached at 301-772-4718.

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