Monday, August 14, 2017

Detectives Arrest Suspect in Capitol Heights Homicide

Martinez Ferrell 

Detectives with our Homicide Unit identified and arrested a suspect wanted for a recent homicide in Capitol Heights. The suspect is 38-year-old Martinez Ferrell of the 1000 block of Atlee Drive in Landover. He’s charged with the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Kevin Hawkins of Harrods Way in Landover.

On July 29th, at about 11:30 am, patrol officers were called to the 1400 block of Pine Grove Road for a welfare check. The officers found the victim lying on the side of the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. He died of his injuries on August 3rd.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives identified Ferrell as a suspect in this fatal shooting. He and the victim were acquaintances.  Detectives are working to identify the motive in this case.

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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