Monday, December 11, 2017

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Town of Seat Pleasant

Prince George’s County Police Department Homicide Unit detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred in the town of Seat Pleasant Friday. The victim is 30-year-old Jerry Merritt of Clovis Avenue in Seat Pleasant. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On December 8th, at about 12:45 pm, Seat Pleasant Police officers and Prince George’s County patrol officers responded to the 400 block of 69th Place for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Responding officers also located an additional victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was also taken to the hospital for treatment of what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

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), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

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