Detectives Charge Suspect in Fatal Shooting in Capitol Heights
George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit arrested and charged a
suspect with a fatal shooting in Capitol Heights Wednesday night. The suspect
is 24-year-old Oflen Drake of the 1000 block of Britt Road in Saint Pauls,
North Carolina. He’s charged with fatally shooting 34-year-old Jamell McEachern
of Capitol Heights.
On November 25, 2020, at
approximately 11:00 pm, patrol officers responded to the 7000 block of Valley
Park Road for the report of a shooting. Officers located the victim outside of a
home suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he was
pronounced dead a short time later.
preliminary investigation revealed Drake shot the victim during a dispute. The
suspect and victim are known to each other.
Drake is charged with first and second degree murder and
additional charges. A court commissioner ordered him held without bond at the
Department of Corrections.
If anyone has
information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call
detectives at 301-516-2512. 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 number