Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Suspect in Custody in Connection With Fatal Shooting


Wilmer Echenique-Navarro

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified and charged a suspect wanted for a recent murder in the unincorporated section of Takoma Park. The suspect is 22-year-old Wilmer Echenique-Navarro of Capitol Heights. He’s charged in connection with the murder of 40-year-old Derek Coleman of no fixed address.

On March 3, 2024, at approximately 7:15 am, officers responded to the 6700 block of New Hampshire Avenue for a reported shooting. The victim was located in an apartment building stairwell suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Through various investigative techniques, detectives identified Echenique-Navarro as the suspect. On April 15, 2024, the PGPD’s Fugitive Unit located the suspect and took him into custody. He has admitted to shooting the victim. The motive remains under investigation.  

Echenique-Navarro is charged with first and second degree murder and is in the custody of the Department of Corrections.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation and would like to speak to a Homicide Unit detective, they are asked to please 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 24-0013002. 

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