Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Detectives to Canvass Bladensburg Neighborhood in 2016 Homicide

This evening, Homicide Unit detectives will canvass a Bladensburg neighborhood in their investigation into the fatal shooting of a man in November of 2016. The victim is 28-year-old Karl Anthony Sellers of Oak Street in Cheverly.

On November 14th, 2016, at about 10:30 pm, officers with the Bladensburg Police Department were called to the 5000 block of 57th Avenue to help a man with a suspected medical emergency. The officers found the victim inside of an apartment building and discovered he was suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Detectives continue to actively investigate this fatal shooting and are working to establish a motive and identify suspect(s).

The canvass is scheduled for 6:00 pm today and will begin in the 5000 block of 57th Avenue. 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.

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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