Friday, April 7, 2017

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Capitol Heights

Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in Capitol Heights last night. The victim is 51-year-old Jan Cotto of Zelma Avenue in Capitol Heights. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

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 discovered the victim outside suffering from gunshot wounds. She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

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

Anyone with information on this case 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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