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‘Bullets don’t have no eyes’

June 24, 1999

Death of Capitol Heights grandmother galvanizes a troubled community

by Bruce Branch

Staff Writer

The place where the life of Dona Elizabeth Ferguson, a hard-working mother and grandmother, came to an end June 16 is now the place where residents and police are working together in a stand against crime.

Ferguson, 40, was struck and killed by a stray bullet inside her home across the street from Foxglenn Apartments, a drug-infested apartment complex in Capitol Heights. Four suspects, including one who had been released on bond and in home detention, have been arrested and charged with murder in the case.

Law enforcement authorities say the corridor near Walker Mill and Addison roads is a haven for criminal activity and one of the major trouble spots for Prince George’s Cou...

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