Released on March 16, 2021 - 2:32pm

On Monday, March 8, 2021, Laurel Police Detectives, with the assistance of the Prince Georges County Emergency Services Team's, served three search and seizure warrants in Prince Georges County related to the homicide investigation of Brian Bregman.  Along with the three search and seizure warrants, detectives also had three arrest warrants for residents of these three homes.  Items of evidentiary value were recovered from the suspects’ homes, and Michael Phelps, 20, of Bowie, was arrested and charged as an Accessory After the Fact for his role in disposing of evidence related to this homicide. 

On Monday, March 15, 2021, members of the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force apprehended Fabian Tinsley, 19, of Hyattsville, and Sam Mofor, 19, of Bowie.  Both were charged with 1st-Degree Murder, 2nd-Degree Murder, Home Invasion, 1st-Degree Assault, and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Violent Crime. 

The Laurel Police Department thanks the Bregman family and the Laurel community for their continuing cooperation and patience during this investigation.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Laurel Police Criminal Investigations Division at 301-498-0092; also, anonymous tips can be sent to [email protected].        



Original Press Release dated February 12, 2021

On February 10th, 2021, detectives, with the assistance of the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Emergency Services Team, arrested Marie Nancy Hassan, 23-year old of Hyattsville, Maryland. Hassan’s charges are as follows: First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, Home Invasion, Armed Robbery, First Degree Assault, and Second-Degree Assault.
Subsequently, on February 11th, 2021, detectives, with the assistance of Prince George’s County Police Department’s Emergency Services Team, arrested Caleb Rinwi Gonga, 21-year old of Lanham, Maryland. Gonga’s charges are as follows: First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, Home Invasion, First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Use of a Firearm during a Felony Violent Crime, Handgun on Person, and Loaded Handgun on Person.

On February 3rd, 2021, Laurel Police Department officers responded to the 500 block of Main Street for a report of a possible burglary. Upon their arrival, they discovered Brian Raviv Bregman deceased from multiple gunshot wounds. Through investigation, detectives determined that Mr. Bregman invited Ms. Hassan to his residence on the night of January 30, 2021.  The investigation also revealed that Ms. Hassan had conspired with Mr. Gonga and additional suspects to rob Mr. Bregman.  During the course of the robbery Mr. Bregman was shot and killed.    

This is an ongoing investigation and we are still actively pursuing additional leads and anticipating more arrests. We would like to assure the community of Laurel that this was not a random incident and we are working diligently to hold all of the individuals involved responsible.

The Laurel Police Department would like to thank the community whose ongoing support and assistance has helped lead to these arrests.   We encourage anyone with information to please call us at 301-498-0092, also anonymous tips can also be sent to [email protected].

Media Inquiries please contact Laura Guenin, Public Relations, Laurel Police Department at 240-278-0758 or email [email protected].

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