Erik Parham Jr.
Homicide Unit detectives charged two suspects in connection with a fatal shooting last week. The suspects are 17-year-old Christopher Pineda of the 800 block of Narrowleaf Drive in Largo and 19-year-old Erik Parham Jr, of the 5900 block of H Street in Fairmount Heights. Pineda is being charged as an adult.
On May 8th, at about 9:30 pm, patrol officers were called to the 500 block of Harry S Truman Drive for a shooting. They found the victim, 22-year-old Alim Rahim, in a car suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Preliminarily, the motive appears to be a marijuana-related robbery. The two suspects have admitted their involvement in the homicide and are charged with first degree murder. They are in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.
Anyone with information is asked to call the 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.