Friday, May 5, 2023

Suspect Wanted For Fatal Shooting in City of Hyattsville in Custody

Marcell Billups

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit charged 40-year-old Marcell Billups of Lanham in connection with the fatal shooting of 56-year-old Roger Neal of Hyattsville 

On May 3, 2023, at approximately 2:05 pm, officers with the Hyattsville Police Department responded to the 6100 block of 42nd Avenue to assist Prince George’s County firefighters who were on scene of an apartment fire. Neal, who lives in the apartment, was located by fire department personnel suffering from trauma and pronounced deceased on the scene. It was later determined Neal suffered a gunshot wound. PGPD Homicide Unit detectives were notified and assumed the investigation. 

The preliminary investigation revealed Billups shot Neal during an argument before starting a fire in the residence. Billups and Neal were known to each other. 

Billups is charged with first and second degree murder, arson and related charges. He is in custody in Washington, DC, where he remains pending extradition to Prince George’s County.  


The Prince George’s County Police Department investigates all homicides that occur in the city of Hyattsville. 


Anyone with information relevant to this investigation is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-516-2512. 


Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, 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 23-0026192. 


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