Thursday, July 18, 2019

Detectives to Conduct Canvass in City of College Park Homicide

Homicide Unit detectives will canvass a College Park neighborhood this evening as part of their investigation into a fatal shooting that occurred in May. The victim is 33-year-old Ronnie Jacobs, Jr. of no fixed address. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On May 22nd, at approximately 6:00 am, patrol officers responded to the 8700 block of Rhode Island Avenue in the City of College Park for the report of an unresponsive man. Officers discovered Jacobs outside suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

“At this point in the investigation, it does appear Mr. Jacobs was randomly targeted. He was located next to a park bench he often slept on. This murder has understandably caused a lot of concern among residents in that area. We want them to know we continue to actively investigate this crime.  We also need any and all information that could help us to this solve this case.  You never know what piece of information will be the clue that leads us to finding the person who is responsible for his death.  Please don’t hesitate to call,” said Major Brian Reilly, Commander of the Criminal Investigation Division.  

The canvass is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm this evening in the 8700 block of Rhode Island Avenue.

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