Police say around 5:50 p.m. Monday, officers responded to the café at 817 Southern Avenue for a reported shooting. When they arrived, officers found Cinaway Lateef Morson, 32, of the 800 block of H-R Drive in Southeast Washington. Morson's body was discovered inside the café. He had been shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have charged the café owner, Gary Antonio Jones, 35, of the 1300 block of Old Drummer Boy Lane in Fort Washington, with second-degree murder and gun charges. According to police, Jones was taken into custody at his home shortly after midnight and confessed.
The preliminary investigation, police say, reveals that the shooting stemmed from an argument between the victim and suspect.
Jones is being held at the Department of Corrections.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police department's homicide unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com.