Monday, February 5, 2018

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Capitol Heights

Homicide Unit detectives are investigating a fatal stabbing in Capitol Heights. The victim is 32-year-old Joseph Whack of no fixed address. 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 February 4th, at approximately 11:20 pm, patrol officers were called to the 1300 block of Glacier Avenue to check on the welfare of a man lying in the roadway. When they arrived, they located the victim suffering from stab wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Detectives are working to establish a motive and identify a suspect(s).

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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