Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Detectives Obtain Arrest Warrant for Suspect Wanted for Suitland Homicide


Malique Harden

The Homicide Unit obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect wanted in a fatal shooting in Suitland in February. Detectives identified and charged 21-year-old Malique Harden of Suitland. He’s charged with the murder of 58-year-old Michael Hawkins of Washington DC. Anyone with information on Harden’s whereabouts is urged to call detectives or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered.

 On February 27, 2022, at approximately 12:10 pm, patrol officers were called to the 3800 block of St. Barnabas Road for a report of a shooting. They discovered Hawkins unresponsive in an apartment suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene. 


The preliminary investigation revealed Harden shot and killed Hawkins during a robbery at the apartment. Harden is charged with first and second degree murder and related charges.  


If anyone has information on Harden’s whereabouts, 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), 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 22-0009582. 

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