Monday, March 13, 2017

Detectives Arrest Suspect in District Heights Homicide

Sedrick Stokes
The Homicide Unit arrested a suspect in connection with a recent homicide in District Heights. The suspect is 27-year-old Sedrick Stokes of the 4500 block of 23rd Parkway in Temple Hills. He’s charged with the fatal shooting of 46-year-old Nathan Slye Jr., of Pearl Drive in Suitland.

On March 3rd, at about 12:25 pm, officers were called to the 3000 block of Great Oak Drive for the report of a shooting. Officers found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he died a short time later.

Preliminarily, detectives believe the motive is robbery. The suspect and victim were acquaintances.

Stokes is charged with first and second degree murder. He’s in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status. 

Anyone with information about 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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