Monday, June 11, 2018

Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in District Heights

Detectives with our Homicide Unit are conducting an investigation into a fatal shooting on Sunday in District Heights. The victim is 20-year-old Alashia Ervin-Bethea of Chaplin Street in Southeast Washington. 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. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime.

On June 10th, at approximately 10:55 am, patrol officers were called to the 2700 block of Lorring Drive for a report of a shooting. They located the victim inside of a car suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital.

Detectives are looking to identify a suspect(s) and a motive.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives at 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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