Thursday, December 15, 2016

Detectives Arrest Two Suspects in July Homicide

Kevin Hernandez-Guevara

Nelson Valdez-Mendez

The Homicide Unit has arrested two suspects in connection with a fatal stabbing in July. The suspects are 20-year-old Kevin Hernandez-Guevara of no fixed address and 21-year-old Nelson Valdez-Mendez of the 4900 block of Russell Avenue in Mount Rainier. The victim is 20-year-old Brandon Eduardo Sorto of 29th Avenue.  
On July 30th, at about 10:00 am, patrol officers and Hyattsville City Police Department officers were called to the 3100 block of Oliver Street for an unresponsive man on the ground. Officers found the victim outside suffering from stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals the fatal stabbing stemmed from an ongoing dispute.

The suspects are both charged with first and second degree murder. Both are in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.

Anyone with information 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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