Maryland man arrested for fatally shooting Washington DC basketball star following dispute

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. — In Temple Hills, Maryland, there is a growing sense of excitement and anticipation. The community is buzzing with energy as residents eagerly await the upcoming events and activities.

According to the Prince George’s County police, a man from Maryland is being charged in connection with a Temple Hills shooting that resulted in the death of a prominent basketball star from D.C. on Saturday, February 10. The police officers received a call about a shooting on Iverson Street at approximately 4:05 a.m.

While conducting a search of the vicinity, law enforcement officers stumbled upon Estep Kyler Jr., a 36-year-old resident of Largo, Md., who had sustained a gunshot wound. The incident occurred in the 2300 block of Iverson Street.

Kyler informed the officers that he had engaged in a confrontation with his friend, Andrew Carnell Washington (aka ‘Sponge’), while they were both seated in a car in a parking lot on Iverson Street. During the altercation, it was discovered that Kyler was the one who fired the shot that injured Washington. It is believed that Kyler also accidentally shot himself during the incident.

Kyler is currently in police custody at a hospital, receiving medical treatment for injuries that are not life-threatening. According to officers, he is facing charges of first- and second-degree murder as well as other related offenses. After he is discharged from the hospital, Kyler will be transported to the Department of Corrections, according to the officers.

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