Thursday, April 20, 2017

Detectives Arrest Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Jan Cotto

The Homicide Unit arrested the suspect wanted for the fatal shooting of 51-year-old Jan Cotto earlier this month in Capitol Heights. The suspect is 30-year-old Christopher Carl Green of no fixed address. Cotto was killed as she walked near her home. Detectives believe she may have been walking to a Metro station to head to work. The victim and suspect were acquaintances.

On April 6th, at about 11:00 pm, patrol officers responded to the 200 block of Zelma Avenue for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, the officers found the victim outside suffering from gunshot wounds. She died a short time later at a hospital.

Preliminarily, detectives believe the shooting stemmed from a robbery attempt. Green is charged with first and second degree murder and related charges. He is 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 and submit a tip online.

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