Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Fatal Shooting Under Investigation

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating a fatal shooting. The victim is 33-year-old Richard Bentley. His last known address is in Alexandria, VA. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. 

On March 20, 2023, at approximately 2:10 am, officers responded to the 6200 block of Atwood Street in District Heights for a welfare check. Officers located the victim lying in the roadway suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on scene.


Investigators are working to identify the suspect(s) and determine a motive. 


The Prince George’s County Police Department investigates all homicides in the city of District Heights.


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 23-0016656. 


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