Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Police Investigate Murder on 78th Avenue

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating the murder of 23 year-old Alfonso Edward Thompson Jr. in West Lanham Hills, Maryland.    
On February 6, 2012, at approximately 11:32 p.m., an ambulance unit from the West Lanham Hills Fire Department observed a body along the side of the road in the 5000 block of 78th Avenue.  Patrol officers arrived and found Thompson, of the7000 block of Hanover Parkway in Greenbelt, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.   He was pronounced dead on scene. 
Detectives are working to identify the suspect(s) and establish a motive in this case.   The investigation 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) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.

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