Friday, June 6, 2014

PGPD Arrests a John and Second Suspect in College Park Murder

 Vaughn Bellamy

Barry Foxx

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested a john and a second suspect in the College Park murder of 25-year-old Catina Cortes. The suspects are 23-year-old Vaughn Darvell Bellamy of the 2800 block of Myrtle Avenue in Northeast Washington and 24-year-old Barry Foxx of the 2500 block of Southern Avenue in Temple Hills. Bellamy is charged with first and second degree murder and a gun charge. Foxx is charged with accessory after the fact.

On June 3, 2014, at about 1:15 pm, patrol officers were called to a hotel in the 9100 block of Baltimore Avenue for a welfare check. When they arrived, they found Cortes suffering from an apparent gunshot wound inside a hotel room. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

During the course of the investigation, Bellamy was identified as a suspect. He and Foxx were arrested at Foxx’s home early this morning. A handgun was recovered inside the home that detectives preliminarily believe is the murder weapon. The investigation reveals Bellamy and the victim agreed to meet at the hotel and exchange money for sex. Foxx helped Bellamy with transportation from the scene. Both suspects are in custody at the Department of Corrections.

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