The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a murder in Capitol Heights. The victim is identified as 23-year-old Erick Amilicar Mendez-Orellana of the 4900 block of Marlboro Pike in Capitol Heights.
On March 12, 2013, at approximately 8:30 pm, patrol officers were called to the 4900 block of Marlboro Pike for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, patrol officers found Mendez-Orellana suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The preliminary investigation reveals the murder appears to be gang-related. 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: http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.