Southern Avenue Metro shooting: Norman Bond charged with murder

Norman Bond (Photo courtesy Prince George's County)

A suspect in the Tuesday night shooting death of a man at the Southern Avenue Metro station has been arrested, Prince George's County Police officials say.

Authorities say that 32-year-old Norman Bond has been charged with 1st-degree murder in the Tuesday night shooting death of Harold Detter, 43, near a bus bay at the Temple Hills Green Line stop.

According to officials, the violence erupted around 9:30 p.m.,when a Bond allegedly opened fire, hitting and killing the victim. Detter, of Oxon Hill, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said that after the shooting, the suspect ran through the station, but it was unclear if he got on a train.

Service at the station was suspended for hours after the shooting, but normal service at Southern Avenue had resumed by Wednesday morning.

Police are unaware of any connection between the suspect and the victim or any motive in the shooting.

For Detter's family, making sense of his death is also a mystery.

Vivian Detter says her son never got into any trouble. She says he was a divorced father whose priority was his daughter.

" All he did was work. Work came home, work came home," Vivian remembers.

The family says Harold usually took a different route home.

His cousin, Calvin Walden, says, "For some reason, he was on Southern Avenue."

The Detters are convinced he did not know Bonds, and the killing was random.

"My brother had no enemies. Nobody disliked him. He was a good man," says Harold's sister, Laurenda Detter. "I can't imagine anybody wanting to hurt my brother I just can't imagine it."