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UPDATE: Detectives Arrest Suspect in Fatal Shooting in Capitol Heights

 

Jerald Melton

UPDATE: Capitol Heights, MD - April 18, 2020 - Homicide Unit detectives arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting earlier this month in Capitol Heights. The suspect is 60-year-old Jerald Melton of the 700 block of Larchmont Avenue in Capitol Heights. He is charged with fatally shooting 31-year-old Solomon Brown of no fixed address.

On April 4th, at approximately 1:30 pm, officers responded to the 800 block of Kayak Avenue for a welfare check. Responding officers located Brown outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The suspect and victim were known to each other. The preliminary investigation revealed the fatal shooting stemmed from an argument between two. Melton is charged with second degree murder and related charges. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections.

Anyone with information 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 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 20-0017765.

 


Capitol Heights, MD - April 7, 2020 - Homicide Unit detectives are actively working to identify and arrest the suspect(s) who shot and killed a man in Capitol Heights on Saturday. The victim is 31-year-old Solomon Brown of no fixed address.

On April 4th, at approximately 1:30 pm, officers responded to the 800 block of Kayak Avenue for a welfare check. Responding officers located the victim outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

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

Anyone with information 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 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 20-0017765.

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