Sunday, January 18, 2015

PGPD Investigates Homicide in Croom

Updated: January 18, 2015: The victim is 31-year-old James Ryan Burch of Solomons Island Road in Harwood, MD. Anyone with information on this case is urged to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. An up to $25,000 reward is available.

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a homicide in Croom. On January 18, 2015, just before 3:00 am, patrol officers were called to the 7000 block of Crain Highway, Croom, for a report of a shooting. Once on scene, patrol officers found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives do not believe this was a random act. Investigators are still working to identify the suspect(s) in this case.

Anyone with information about this incident 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.

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

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