Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Seat Pleasant

Detectives are investigating a homicide in Seat Pleasant. The victim is 34-year-old Jamal Barnes of Calder Drive in Capitol Heights. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On February 7th, at about 12:00 pm, officers with the Seat Pleasant Police Department responded to the 6400 block of Central Avenue for the report of a stabbing. When they arrived, they discovered the victim suffering from trauma to his upper body. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Detectives are working to identify a suspect(s) and motive in this case.
Anyone with information on this case 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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