Monday, October 9, 2017

Wounded man now charged with homicide in Burtonsville

A 51-year-old Silver Spring man who sought help for his gunshot wound at a Silver Spring police station has turned out to be the alleged murderer of another man in Burtonsville the same night. Detectives say Lloyd Patrick Walters of Bradbury Manor Court is responsible for the September 6, 2017 homicide of 63-year-old Todd McDonough Pruitt.  Walters has been charged with first-degree murder, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.

Pruitt was found dead by police in an RV parked in the 14000 block of Old Columbia Pike; Walters had told police he had shot Pruitt, and would find him there. A medical examiner determined the cause of death was several gunshot wounds, and that it was a homicide.

Walters was arrested this past Friday, and is being held without bond. Police say their investigation is ongoing, and that no additional details about the case will be released at this time.  Anyone with information about this shooting and homicide is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.


  1. This story was plagiarized from Bethesda Beat.