Thursday, October 8, 2015

PGPD Investigates Homicide in Capitol Heights

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a homicide in Capitol Heights. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random act. The victim is 48-year-old Cofield Richardson Jr., of Elkwood Lane in Capitol Heights. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered in this case.

On October 7, 2015, at about 8:00 pm, patrol officers responded to the 1400 block of Elkwood Lane for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found Richardson outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on scene.

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

Anyone with information 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 Crimes 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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