Prince George’s County police have charged Barba Koroma, 17, of Bowie with first degree murder in the death of his father in Bowie on Friday
A dispute between a Bowie father and son erupted in violence Friday night, when police said the 17-year-old stabbed his father to death in a vehicle.
According to police, the 17-year-old and his father had been arguing inside an SUV that the father was driving
Prince George’s County police charged Barba Maulana Koroma Saturday morning with first-degree murder in the death of his father, Barba Koroma, 62, according to a statement released by a department spokesman. Koroma was charged as an adult and is being held without bond, police said.
At around 4:30 pm on Friday, Bowie police officers responded to Allen Pond Park for the report of a domestic incident involving a car crash. There, they said they observed an SUV that had crashed into a fence.
Police examine the crashed SUV, the teen admitted to stabbing his father before the crash, removing him from the car and dragging him into a nearby wooded area
The younger Koroma admitted to stabbing his father before the crash, police said. Afterward, police said Koroma removed his father from the car and dragged him into a nearby wooded area.
There, police said they found the elder Koroma on the ground, suffering from trauma. Despite lifesaving measures from Prince George’s County Fire and EMS, Koroma was pronounced dead on scene, police said.
Officers said they located the younger Koroma at the scene, walking out of the wooded area. Koroma was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital, then transported to the Prince George’s Homicide Unit for questioning, police said.
In addition to first-degree murder, 17-year-old Koroma was charged as an adult, with second-degree murder and assault.
He is being held without bond.