Thursday, January 31, 2019

Detectives Make Quick Arrest in City of Hyattsville Homicide

Joseph Deloatch

Detectives with our Homicide Unit identified and arrested a suspect in connection with a homicide in the City of Hyattsville on Wednesday. The suspect is 49-year-old Joseph Deloatch of the 3700 block of Hamilton Street. He’s charged with fatally shooting a man with whom he was acquainted. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of his family

On January 30th, at approximately 1:45 am, patrol officers and Hyattsville City officers were called to the 3700 block of Hamilton Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered the victim inside of a home suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Homicide detectives quickly identified Deloatch as the suspect. He was located and arrested a short time later in Bowie. The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect and victim were involved in an argument when the suspect shot the victim.

Deloatch is charged with first degree murder and related charges. He’s in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.

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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