On September 22nd, at about 8:00 pm, officers from the Bladensburg Police Department were called to the 4200 block of 58th Avenue for a shooting. When they arrived, they found Gomez-Martinez suffering from a gunshot wound. He died several hours later at a hospital.
The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect was handling a weapon which discharged and struck the victim. Following the shooting, the suspect fled. He was arrested Monday evening.
Lopez is charged with manslaughter and a weapons charge. He is charged as an adult. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a $200,000 bond.
Anyone with information about this case 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.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.