Friday, January 7, 2011

PGPD Announces Arrest in Homicide on 23rd Parkway

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit in a collaborative effort with the Metropolitan Police Department has arrested 34 year-old Elvin Rashid Murphy in connection with the murder of 84 year-old Lillie Capers.

On December 25, 2010 at approximately 1:29 a.m., patrol officers responded to the 4400 block of 23rd Parkway for a report of a domestic assault. When patrol officers arrived, they discovered the victim, Capers, suffering from trauma to her body. She was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. A 26 year-old female, who was also injured, was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Homicide Detectives quickly identified Murphy, of the 2100 block of I Street, S.E., Washington, D.C., as a suspect in this case and obtained an arrest warrant charging him with 1st Degree murder. He was located on January 6, 2011 at a residence in Washington, D.C. where he was apprehended without incident. Murphy is being charged with First Degree Murder pending extradition from the District of Columbia.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.

1 comment:

Matt said...

Crimes against the elderly (like this) and against children make my stomach turn.

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