The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a homicide in District Heights. The victim is 38-year-old Phillip Christopher Yorke of Rochelle Avenue in District Heights. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random act. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.
On February 15, 2016, at around 4:45 pm, patrol officers were called to the 1900 block of Rochelle Avenue for the report of a shooting. Officers found the victim inside of an apartment building suffering from a gunshot wound. He died a short time later at a hospital.
Detectives are working to identify a motive and suspect(s) in this case.
Anyone with information on this homicide 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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.