Friday, February 10, 2017

PGPD Releases Surveillance Video of Seat Pleasant Homicide Suspects

Homicide Unit detectives are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying the two suspects seen in this surveillance video. They’re wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of 34-year-old Jamal Barnes on Tuesday. In the video, the two suspects are seen walking moments before the homicide. The video also shows the suspects’ silver car.

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 Barnes suffering from a stab wound to his upper body. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Detectives are working to identify the motive in this case. This evening, detectives with our Homicide Unit will canvass in the area of the 6400 block of Central Avenue in Seat Pleasant. The canvass will begin at 5:00 pm.

A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

Anyone with information on this investigation 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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