Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Lewisdale

Detectives with our Homicide Unit are investigating a fatal shooting in Lewisdale early Monday morning. The victim is 44-year-old Roberto Santos-Melendez of Hyattsville. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On September 5, 2022, at approximately 12:55 am, patrol officers were called to the 7700 block of 23rd Avenue for a shooting. Once on scene, they discovered Santos-Melendez unresponsive in a convenience store parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives are working to identify a suspect(s) and a motive.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives 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 22-0042585.

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