Barba Koroma, 17, Charged with Murder in Father’s Death in USA

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Barba Koroma(Prince George's County Police Department)

A Bowie teenager has been arrested and charged in the murder of his father at a Prince George’s County park Friday 26 July 2019.

Barba Koroma, 17, of Bowie, was charged Saturday morning with first- and second-degree murder in the killing of 62-year-old Barba Koroma, of Bowie.

The younger Koroma is being charged as an adult.

According to Prince George’s County police, the 17-year-old stabbed his father while the latter was driving during a dispute Friday at Allen Pond Park in the 3300 block of Northview Drive in Bowie. The vehicle, an SUV, then crashed into a fence at which time the younger Koroma dragged his father into a nearby wooded area.

Officers who responded to the area around 4:30 p.m. located the elder Koroma on the ground suffering from trauma to the body in the wooded area, where he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers also located the younger Koroma on scene walking out of the wooded area. He was transported to a hospital for minor injuries before being taken to the PGPD Homicide Unit for questioning ahead of the filed charges Saturday.

Koroma is being held in custody on a no-bond status.

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), go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com or use the P3 Tips mobile app.

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