Saturday, August 8, 2015

PGPD Investigates Homicide in Largo

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a homicide in Largo. The victim is 18-year-old Joseph Titus Abariko of Riverdale Road in Riverdale. Detectives spent the morning canvassing the Largo neighborhood to gather more information in this case. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and indictment. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random act.

On August 7, 2015, at about 11:45 pm, officers were called to the 11500 block of Bennington Drive for a shooting. When they arrived, they found Abariko outside suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The victim was at a home on Bennington Drive to attend a party. Preliminarily, it appears the shooting may be connected to a fight that broke out outside the home. 

Investigators are working to identify a motive and a suspect(s) in this case.

Anyone with information about this incident 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 Crimes 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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