Thursday, October 4, 2018

Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Lanham

Detectives with our Homicide Unit are actively investigating a fatal shooting in Lanham that occurred on Wednesday night. The victim is 28-year-old Anthony Freeland of Minnesota Avenue in Southeast Washington. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Tipsters will never have to give their name. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime.

On October 3
rd, at approximately 9:35 pm, patrol officers were called to the 6500 block of Manton Way in Lanham for a shooting.  Upon their arrival, officers discovered Freeland outside on a sidewalk suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

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

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives 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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