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Homicide: Police Seeking Man For Thursday Night Murder

County police found a man suffering from trauma to his body earlier tonight.

Homicide: Police Seeking Man For Thursday Night Murder Homicide: Police Seeking Man For Thursday Night Murder

Update, March 25, 6:30 p.m.: Police are looking for James Allen Payne, 29, in connection with Thursday night's murder. An arrest warrant has been obtained charging Payne with first degree murder. 

Preliminary investigations revealed that Lawton, Jr. and Payne were involved in a neighbor dispute during which Payne used a handgun to shoot the victim. 

If you have information about Payne's whereabouts, contact county police.

Update, March 25, 12:25 p.m.: Police have identified the victim in Thursday night's homicide as Gregory Lucious Lawton, Jr., 31, of the 4400 block of 23rd Parkway in Temple Hills.

Original Post: Police are investigating a homicide at the 4400 block of 23rd Parkway in Temple Hills.

According to reports, Prince George's County Police received a call tonight about 9:35 p.m., for a shooting.  When they arrived on scene they found an unconscious man with body trauma. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives are working to establish a motive and suspect information.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the county police department. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.

Patch will update you on this case as more information becomes available.

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