Thursday, March 23, 2017

Detectives Release Composite Sketch of Suspect in the Fatal Shooting of Allyssa Banks

Homicide Unit detectives today released a composite sketch of the suspect wanted in connection with the October homicide of 18-year-old Allyssa Banks. Detectives are asking for the community’s help in identifying this suspect so we can provide answers to her loved ones. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Tipsters will never have to give their names.

On October 19th, 2016, at about 1:45 am, officers were called to the 10200 block of Prince Place in Upper Marlboro for a shooting. When they arrived, they found Banks suffering from gunshot wounds. She died at the hospital. A second victim was also shot. He survived his injuries.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his early 20s, with a light complexion, a slim build, brown eyes and was wearing a black-hooded jacket the night of the murder.

Preliminarily, our detectives believe the suspect attempted to rob the victims prior to the shootings.

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 and submit a tip online. 

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