Monday, May 9, 2016

Three Teens Charged in Gang-Related Homicide in Chillum

Our Homicide Unit arrested three teenage suspects in connection with a fatal shooting in Chillum on April 17th. The suspects are 16-year-old Manuel Beltran of the 2000 block of Fordham Street in Hyattsville, 16-year-old Darwin Monroy Madrid of the 2000 block of Guilford Road in Hyattsville and 17-year-old Fernando Baires of the 8100 block of Tahona Drive in Silver Spring. They are being charged as adults.

On April 17, 2016, at about 3:00 am, patrol officers were called to the 6800 block of Riggs Road for a shooting. When they arrived, they found two men outside suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims, 25-year-old Gamaliel Nerio Rico of Bladensburg, died several hours later. The second victim has been released from the hospital.

Detectives believe the shootings were gang-related. The three suspects are each charged with first and second degree murder, attempted first and second degree murder and a gun charge.

Anyone with information about this homicide 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 and submit a tip online.

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