Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Police Investigate Murder on 85th Avenue

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating the murder of 16 year-old Christopher Donald Smith in New Carrollton, Maryland.    
On February 6, 2012, at approximately 10:45 p.m., a passerby observed a body along a wood line near the 5300 block of 85th Avenue and called 911.  Patrol officers responded and found Smith, of the 2300 block of Brightseat Road in Landover, lying near a sediment pond 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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