Thursday, April 11, 2024

PGPD Investigating Fatal Shooting

Homicide Unit detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday afternoon in the Chillum area. The victim is 19-year-old Carlos Hernandez-Ortiz of Chillum. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On April 10, 2024, at approximately 12:05 pm, officers responded to the 500 block of Chillum Road for the report of a shooting. Officers located Hernandez-Ortiz outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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

Anyone with information on this case who would like to speak to a Homicide Unit detective may call 301-516-2512.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers online at, the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device), or call 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous. Please refer to case number 24-0020553.

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