In a District Heights apartment building, the lifeless body of 63-year-old Anthony Cunningham was discovered next to the elevator, sending shockwaves through the community. Prince George’s County police were present, meticulously searching for clues in the hallway.
Authorities have many unanswered questions surrounding the incident, but they have determined that the attack took place at the Oakcrest Towers apartments at approximately 6:30 p.m. It was a targeted act, as a man repeatedly stabbed Cunningham with a sword near the elevator.
The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Aaron Bynum, is currently in police custody. Bynum, who was acquainted with the victim, is facing charges of first and second-degree murder along with other related offenses.
One witness, who wished to remain anonymous, described the harrowing scene: “When I came to the door, the man was stabbing him in his eyeball. I just walked out the backdoor, left, and told the custodian to call the police… It was like, demonic.”
Residents of the building expressed deep distress over the incident, seeking answers regarding the motive behind the attack. The victim, known as a helpful handyman who often washed people’s cars in the area, was regarded as a kind individual by many. The community now grapples with the tragic loss and the unsettling nature of the crime.