Thursday, November 3, 2016

Detectives to Canvass Lewisdale Neighborhood in Homicide Investigation

This evening, detectives with our Homicide Unit will canvass a Lewisdale neighborhood to gather additional information in a fatal shooting Tuesday morning. The victim is 24-year-old Cristian Garcia-Rodriguez of Drexel Street in Lewisdale. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On November 1st, at about 12:50 am, patrol officers were called to the 6700 block of 20th Avenue for a shooting. The officers found the victim outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.                                

Detectives are working to identify a suspect(s) and motive in this case. The canvass will begin at 6:00 pm in the 6700 block of 20th Avenue.

Anyone with information on this fatal shooting is asked to call the 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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