Friday, September 9, 2016

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Temple Hills

The Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal shooting in Temple Hills. The victim is 52-year-old George Barnes of Southern Avenue in Temple Hills. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. 

On September 8th at about 11:00 am, officers were called to the 2500 block of Southern Avenue for the report of a shooting. The officers found Barnes suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he died several hours later.

Detectives are working to identify a motive and the suspect(s).

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 and submit a tip online.  

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