Thursday, April 12, 2018

Detectives to Canvass Chillum Neighborhood in Homicide Investigation

This evening, detectives with our Homicide Unit will canvass a Chillum neighborhood to gather additional information in a fatal shooting Tuesday morning. The victim is 51-year-old Brenda Swann of Rhode Island Avenue in Brentwood. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On April 10th, at about 12:30 am, officers responded to the 1500 block of Ray Road for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found the victim outside suffering from gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead on the scene.                          

Detectives are working to identify a suspect(s) and motive in this case. The canvass will begin at 7:00 pm in the 1500 block of Ray Road.

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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