Olamide Olakanye Death – A man has died following a deadly shooting that happened late Tuesday night, the 9th of January 2024. The victim has been identified as Olamide Olakanye. According to reports, Olamide Olakanye, a resident of Upper Marlboro passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident after he was shot.
How did the shooting happen?
Police officers arrived in response to a shooting and car collision report around 11:20 p.m. in the 5300 block of Sheriff Rd. Upon arrival, they found a man inside the crashed vehicle who had sustained gunshot wounds.
Olamide Olakanye’s cause of death
The Victim has been identified as 18-year-old Olamide Olakanye from Upper Marlboro. Authorities reported that Olakanye sustained gunshot wounds in the 1200 block of Dunbar Oaks Drive and subsequently drove away, ultimately crashing into a wooded area on Sheriff Road.
He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Olamide, also known as Stephen, a senior at Charles Herbert Flowers High School had a bright future of going to Towson University.
Stephen Olamide Olakanye Death
Prince George’s County police are still working to identify a suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (301) 526-2512.
Olamide Olakanye GoFundMe
A GoFundMe page has been established by Niyi Olakanye, a resident of Kettering, Maryland. According to Wilkinson, the money raised through this effort will go to the family to help with the funeral expenses. The page “In loving memory of Stephen Olamide Olakanye” has raised $5,338 USD of the $20,000 goal.
Obituary and Funeral arrangements for Olamide Olakanye have not been made by the family.
Upper Marlboro, officially the Town of Upper Marlboro, is the seat of Prince George’s County, Maryland. As of the 2020 census, the population within the town limits was 652, although Greater Upper Marlboro, which covers a large area outside the town limits, is many times larger.
News from SNBC13.com