Prince George’s County Police said in a news release that Roy Bateson, 63, is in custody as a non-bond.
Batson of Capital Heights is accused of killing McDonald Evans, 46, and Michelle Boateng, 46, of Capitol Heights in the Gateway Village Senior Living Community on Friday. Of Washington. Police said he worked and lived in the boating complex.
Preliminary investigations revealed that Bateson had an argument with Evans on Friday morning in October over a violation notice between the two, police said. Police said he confessed to going to his apartment, picking up a gun and returning to the first floor office area and shooting both victims.
Gateway Village is one of 310 communities in 25 states administered by National Church Residences, which describes itself as “the nation’s largest provider of affordable senior housing and services.” Its website says the apartment complex is about half a mile (0.8 km) east of Washington, including “a studio and a bedroom unit for seniors over the age of 62.”