Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Town of Bladensburg

Detectives with the Homicide Unit are investigating a fatal shooting in the town of Bladensburg Sunday evening. The victim is 43-year-old Duane Ellis of Bladensburg. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On September 4, 2022, at approximately 9:15 pm, patrol officers with the Bladensburg Police Department were called to the 4200 block of 58th Avenue for a report of a shooting. They discovered Ellis in an apartment building stairwell suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives are working to identify a suspect(s) and a motive. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random incident.

The Prince George’s County Police Department investigates all homicides in the town of Bladensburg.

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 22-0042574.

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