Mother and son both charged in shooting investigation



                                       Sheila Lisa Miles and Devonte Arnez Shubrook

Update 9/12/2017

Lexington Park, MD—A local mother and son are both facing charges in connection with a shooting investigation in Lexington Park.

On Tuesday, September 5, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting at the McDonald’s along Great Mills Road. After speaking with the victim, officers transferred the investigation over to the Criminal Investigations Division (CID).

According to the charging documents, the victim told investigators he was outside of the restaurant when he was approached by Devonte Arnez Shubrooks, 24. The victim confirmed he knew Shubrooks and they engaged in an argument outside of the business. At some point, Shubrooks allegedly got into a white vehicle and then opened the passenger side window and starting shooting toward the victim. Police located shell casings from a handgun near the scene.

The victim told police the vehicle was driven by Shubrooks’ mother, Sheila Lisa Miles, 44 of Lexington Park. Investigators tracked down Miles and she was transported to the Sheriff’s Office for an interview. Miles told the officers her son was in her vehicle during the shooting. Miles confirmed with police that after Shubrooks shot at the victim he asked her, “Did I get him?”

Shubrooks is a registered sex offender and prohibited from possessing or using a firearm. He also reported to the Maryland Sex Offender registry that he is homeless and does not have an address.

Shubrooks is charged with first-degree assault, firearm use in a violent crime, reckless endangerment from a car and firearm possession with a felony conviction.

Miles is charged with first-degree assault and access after statue. She was released on bond and is due in court Oct. 5 for her preliminary hearing.

Shubrooks will remain behind bars until his preliminary hearing Oct. 3.

Contact Joy Shrum at

Lexington Park, MD- 11:30 a.m. 9/6/2017- The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office reports that Devonte Arnez Shubrook is in police custody. 

This will be updated if/when more information is released by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. 


Lexington Park Md. - On September 5, 2017, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to St. Mary’s Square, located at 21600 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, Maryland, for the report of an attempted shooting in the parking lot. Officers made contact with an adult victim who was not injured from the shooting. The investigation was continued by detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID).

The investigation revealed the victim encountered Devonte Arnez Shubrooks, age 24, of no fixed address, in the area of the businesses on a nearby sidewalk. The victim and Shubrooks became engaged in a heated argument. During the argument, Shubrooks got inside of a vehicle, and as the vehicle was leaving the area, Shubrooks began shooting at the victim while he was standing on the sidewalk. The victim was not shot and contacted the police for further assistance.

Shubrooks was unable to be located.

An arrest warrant has been obtained for his arrest for the following criminal violations:

Assault First Degree
Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a crime of violence

Anyone with information on Shubrooks whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Alexander at 301-475-4200, ext. *1954 or by email,

CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637).

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