Homicide Unit detectives charged a suspect in connection with a homicide in Beltsville. The suspect is 25-year-old Akram Hussein of the 3200 block of Curtis Drive in Temple Hills. He’s charged with fatally shooting 30-year-old Cesar Zayas of Roby Avenue in Beltsville.
On May 24th, at approximately 6:10 pm, patrol officers were called to a home in the 11000 block of Roby Avenue for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, officers discovered Zayas inside of the home suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect met the victim through a third person and became fixated on the victim’s relationship with that third person. Detectives learned through the investigation that the suspect had been seen outside of the victim’s residence by witnesses on more than one occasion and had also threatened to kill the victim last summer.
Hussein is charged with first and second degree murder. He’s in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.
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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com, 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.) Please refer to case 19-0030509.