Thursday, February 15, 2018

Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Capitol Heights

Detectives with our Homicide Unit are conducting an investigation into the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Joseph Maurice Ward of Medway Street in Silver Spring. 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 name.

On February 14
th, at approximately 4:20 pm, patrol officers were called to the 1300 block of Oates Street in Capitol Heights for a welfare check. Upon their arrival, the officers discovered Ward suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was located outside near a vacant house and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives are working to identify a suspect(s) and a motive in this case.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives 301-772-4925.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

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