Updated May 20, 2019: The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Devonte Dixon of Cassell Place in Northeast Washington, DC. We continue to actively investigate this homicide. Anyone with information is urged to please call 1-866-411-TIPS. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered.
The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the town of Capitol Heights on Tuesday night. Investigators are working to determine the victim’s identity so his family can be notified.
On May 14th, at approximately 10:20 pm, a car fire was reported on Akin Avenue in Capitol Heights. The victim was discovered inside of the car once the flames were extinguished. The victim was badly burned.
An autopsy conducted on May 15th revealed the victim was also suffering from a gunshot wound. His manner of death was ruled a homicide. The Prince Georges County Police Department's Homicide Unit investigates all homicides in the town of Capitol Heights.
If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call our detectives 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 19-0028178.