DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (WJZ) — A District Heights man was indicted and charged with allegedly killing a 20-year-old transgender woman this month, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy said in a statement.
DeAllen Price, 27, was charged with murder, armed robbery, two counts of use of a firearm during a violent crime and firearm possession with a felony conviction, according to the statement.READ MORE: More Than 1,000 Students In Quarantine In Anne Arundel County; County Executive Supports Vaccine Mandate For All Students
Prince George’s County Police identified Price as a suspect in Tavahn Ashton’s death after reviewing cell phone records and other information. Ashton was shot and pronounced dead in her apartment in the 2300 block of Brooks Drive when officers arrived just before 10 p.m. July 17,READ MORE: Residents & Business Owners Question The Future Of The Inner Harbor's Gallery Mall
Members of the State’s Attorneys LGBTQIA+ Task Force were present when Braveboy announced the indictment in a press conference. The task force is the first in Prince George’s County dedicated to advocating for access to resources, equal rights, fair treatment and non-discrimination protections for this community.MORE NEWS: Shortage In COVID Testing Kits Driving Up Lab-Based Demand
Its members work with a wide range of progressive partner organizations across the county to ensure that the issues directly impacting the LGBTQIA+ community are put at the forefront and addressed.