Tuesday, August 5, 2014

PGPD Investigates Murder in New Carrollton

Updated August 5, 2014: The victim is 24-year-old Damato Anthony Coates of Carters Grove Place in Silver Spring. Anyone with information on this case is urged to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. You won’t have to give your name. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this case.

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a murder in New Carrollton.

On August 5, 2014, at about 3:50 am, New Carrollton Police Department patrol officers were called to the 7800 block of Riverdale Road for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a man behind an apartment building suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random shooting.

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

Anyone with information 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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online. A reward of up to $25,000 is offered to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

For more information, please contact the Prince George's County Police Department's Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

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