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10-14-2016, 05:33 AM

4 charged in fatal shooting near outdoor party in La Plata


Updated:Oct 13 2016 11:52AM EDT

LA PLATA, Md. - Four young people have been charged with the fatal shooting of a man near an outdoor party in La Plata, according to The Charles County Sheriff's Office.

On Sept. 25, two groups of people got into an argument after being asked to leave a party on Mona Farm Place, according to officials. Deputies say punches were thrown and some of the individuals were pepper-sprayed.

Detectives say as some people tried to flee in a car, someone fired several shots into the car. Police say 18-year-old Mason Cameron Atkins of Deale was struck and pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies on Wednesday arrested Tyreq Tilghman and Kevin Averell Jones, both 18, and two 17-year-old girls. All four are charged with first-degree murder and are being held without bail, according to officials.


Kevin Averell Jones, 18; Shanya Imari Milstead, 17; Talivah Laraiah Salahuddin, 17; and Tyreq Kaylin Tilghman, 18, each were charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault and attempted murder, the Charles County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.

Mason Atkins
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09-28-2017, 12:06 PM

19-Year-Old Gets 58 Years for Murder After Maryland Party; 3 Others Get Lesser Sentences


A 19-year-old has been sentenced to spend nearly 60 years in prison for killing an 18-year-old on a rural road in Maryland after two groups of teenagers left a party and argued.

Tyreq Kaylin Tilghman, of Waldorf, Maryland, was sentenced to 58 years in prison for the murder of 18-year-old Mason Atkins and an assault on Nicholas Brennan.

Atkins, a volunteer fire cadet, died after Tilghman shot him and Brennan on Sept. 25, 2016 in La Plata, Maryland.

Three other teens received lesser sentences for their role in the shooting.

Published at 12:07 AM EDT on Sep 28, 2017