By CBS Baltimore Staff

LANDOVER, Md. (WJZ) — Tiffani Evans stood with Prince George’s County Police Officials Thursday morning as they announced the arrest of three young men in the death her son, eight-year-old Peyton ‘PJ’ Evans.

The suspects were identified Wednesday as 21-year-old Desmond Nkwocha, 23-year-old Mark Nkwocha and 23-year-old George Shamman.

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On Aug. 24, officers responded to the 1600 block of Brightseat Rd for the reported shooting. There, they found Evans, who had been struck by a bullet that was fired from outside the apartment. He was transported to an area hospital, where he died.

Investigation revealed that a group of adults was gathered outside of the residence when the three suspects approached in a white car. One occupant fired shots toward the group. PJ Evans was playing video games when he was struck.

The three have been charged with attempted first-degree murder, second-degree murder and weapons-related charges. They are currently in the custody of the department of corrections.

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While Tiffani Evans carried her own grief, she visited PJ’s school on the first day of school to support students and the teachers who would have had PJ in their classroom.

“There are few who are as graceful and have shown as much dignity as this mother and this family they have been absolutely amazing,” County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said of Tiffani Evans.

“Every parent that has a child ya’ll make sure ya’ll hugging your babies and tell them you love them,” said Tiffani Evans. “They’re our future, they need us. They got me forever. No doubt every kid in this area has me forever, no matter what they need, I’m here.”

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CBS Baltimore Staff