Tuesday, November 29, 2011

PGPD Conducts Death Investigation on 20th Avenue

Prince George’s County Maryland… The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is conducting an investigation into the death of a man that occurred in Hyattsville, Maryland.
On November 26, 2011, at approximately 10:14 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 6200 block of 20th Avenue for a report of a male found unresponsive at this location.  Upon arrival, patrol officers found the decedent lying on the ground suffering from head and facial trauma.  The decedent, Gabriel Diaz-Rivera, 25, of the 6200 block of 20th Avenue, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  Diaz-Rivera’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy was performed.  The results of that autopsy are pending at this time.
Through the course of their investigation, detectives learned that Diaz-Rivera and another man, Jovel Clodulfo Diaz Delgado, 36, of the 6200 block of 20th Avenue, were involved in a physical altercation earlier that evening.  Delgado was subsequently arrested and charged with 2nd degree assault.  He has been remanded to the Department of Corrections.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) has placed a detainer on Delgado due to his immigration status.  
 The investigation into Diaz-Rivera’s death is ongoing.  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), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ to submit a tip online.

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