Wednesday, November 21, 2012

PGPD Investigates Murder in Laurel

Update:  The victim is identified as 43 year-old James Thomas Cornell of the 8300 block of Montgomery Run Road in Ellicott City. The investigation is ongoing.

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a murder in Laurel.  
On November 20, 2012, at approximately 11:45 pm, police officers responded to the 11600 block of South Laurel Drive for the report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, police officers discovered the victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  He was pronounced dead on the scene.  The preliminary investigation suggests the suspect(s) targeted the location, which was set up as an illegal gambling operation.

Detectives are working to identify the suspect(s) in this case.  

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 and submit a tip online.

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