Sean Donnelle Hawkins Arrested in Death of Antwain Henderson

A 37-year-old Waldorf, MD man was arrested Thursday in connection with the violent death of Antwain Henderson.

Henderson, 34, was found dead in a burning car in Prince George’s County on Aug 31, 2011. Police believe he was shot and killed in Northeast D.C. early that same day.

Sean Donnelle Hawkins is expected to presented with a charge of second-degree murder in connection with Henderson’s death today.

A press release from MPD is below.

June 15, 2012

Arrest Made in Homicide in the 5800 Block of Field Place, NE

(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of Antwain Henderson which occurred in the 5800 block of Field Place, NE.

On Wednesday, August 31, 2011, at approximately 4:40 am, Prince George’s County Fire Department responded to the 800 block of Balsamtree Place, Capitol Heights, MD for a vehicle fire. Once the fire was extinguished a body was discovered inside the vehicle. The decedent was pronounced dead on the scene by Prince George’s County Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel.

An investigation into the homicide was conducted by members of the Prince George’s County Homicide Unit. Through investigative processes they notified the Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Branch the murder may have occurred in DC. The investigation determined that the decedent was shot and killed in the 5800 block of Field Place, NE, on August 31, 2011, at 1:38 am. This resulted in the Metropolitan Police Department assuming full investigative responsibility.

The decedent was identified as 34-year-old Antwain Henderson of Capitol Heights, MD.

On Thursday, June 14, 2012, 37-year-old Sean Donnelle Hawkins of Waldorf, MD, was arrested pursuant to an arrest warrant and charged with Second Degree Murder in the shooting death of Antwain Henderson.

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