Wednesday, July 31, 2013

PGPD Investigating Murder in Capitol Heights

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a murder in Capitol Heights.  The victim is identified as 41-year-old Dewey Chappell Jr., of the 1200 block of Benning Road in Capitol Heights.

On July 30, 2013, at approximately 7:00 pm, patrol officers were called to the 1200 block of Benning Road for a welfare check call. Upon arrival, police officers found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The preliminary investigation suggests Chappell returned home and was confronted by one or more suspects inside his home.  The suspect(s) produced a handgun and shot Chappell.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s 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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