Friday, May 25, 2018

Death Investigation in Silver Spring is Ruled a Homicide

Detectives are investigating a homicide in Silver Spring. The victim is 19-year-old Herson Mejia-Alverez of 67th Avenue in Riverdale. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On May 23rd, at approximately 12:50 pm, officers were in the area of the 8900 block of New Hampshire Avenue when they discovered Mejia-Alvarez in a wooded area.  Detectives began a death investigation.  The following day, the medical examiner ruled the cause of death blunt force trauma and the manner was homicide.

Detectives are working to establish a motive and identify a suspect(s).

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

PGPD Investigates Fatal Collision in Seat Pleasant

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash in Seat Pleasant. The victim is 30-year-old Mario Baccous of Darkwood Court in Forestville.

On May 24th, at approximately 11:30 pm, patrol officers responded to the intersection of Central Avenue and Addison Road for a collision involving two cars and a truck.

The preliminary investigation reveals Baccous was driving westbound on Central Avenue when for reasons which remain under investigation, collided with a truck traveling northbound on Addison Road. The impact of the collision caused the truck to strike a second car sitting at the light. The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. As a result of his injuries, Baccous was pronounced dead on Friday, May 25th. The driver of the truck sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The third driver was not hurt.

   
Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477); online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com or the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app to your mobile device).

Victim Shot in 2016 Dies of Injuries and Case is Ruled a Homicide


A man shot in Lanham in 2016 died earlier this year. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner later ruled his death a homicide. The victim is 18-year-old Ki Johnson of Laurel Park Drive in Laurel. Detectives have strong leads in this case. They do not believe this was a random crime.

The preliminary investigation reveals the victim was shot in the 9900 block of Greenbelt Road during an argument with another man on February 29, 2016. On October 10, 2017, Johnson went to the hospital for breathing issues. He died later that day.  In February of 2018, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled Johnson's death was a result of the injuries he suffered from the gunshot wounds and the manner of death was homicide. At that time, the Homicide Unit took over the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)


Man Assaulted in January Dies of Injuries. Case is Ruled a Homicide.


On January 24, 2018, detectives responded to an area hospital to investigate a reported assault. The preliminary investigation reveals 62 year old Robert Proctor of the 3300 block of Pumphrey Drive in District Heights had been assaulted outside of his home on January 11, 2018. The assault stemmed from a verbal argument between the victim and suspect(s.) At the time of the assault, the victim did not seek medical attention. He was rushed to a hospital several days later when he showed signs consistent with a brain injury. He underwent surgery at which time the Prince George’s County Police Department was notified.  Proctor died April 5, 2018, at a rehabilitation center.   An autopsy later determined he died of complications from the head injury and the manner of death was homicide.

Detectives are working very strong leads in this case.  They do not believe this was a random crime. 
Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

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