Bowie State student arrested in roommate slaying
UPDATE FROM MARYLAND STATE POLICE: "The accused is identified as Alexis D. Simpson, 19, who is a student at Bowie State University and resides on campus. She is from District Heights, Md. She is charged with first degree murder, second degree murder, and first degree assault. She is being held in the Prince George’s County Detention Center without bond."
An argument between roommates at Bowie State University has left one young woman dead and another in custody, according to Maryland State Police. They said the victim, Dominique T. Frazier, 18, was cut and found bleeding in the hallway of a campus dorm.
The victim was from Washington. Police said her roommate, a 19-year-old from District Heights, is in custody awaiting formal charges. Here is a brief account from state police:
Just after 8:00 p.m. yesterday, Prince George’s County Police received a 911 call for a cutting in the Christa McAuliffe Residential Community building on the campus of Bowie State University, in the 14000-block of Jericho Park Rd., Bowie, Md. University police officers were also notified and were the first to arrive on the scene outside of the apartment style residence on the second floor of the residential community.
Bowie State University Police Department officers found the victim in the hallway. She was bleeding from the upper torso and was unconscious. Officers rendered emergency care until EMS units from the Prince George’s County Fire Department arrived. EMS units transported the victim to Prince George’s Hospital Center where she was pronounced dead at about 8:44 p.m.
Police have confirmed that this incident was isolated to one residential apartment on campus and the situation is contained. The campus of Bowie State University is safe and there is no continuing threat.