DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. – The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is now leading the investigation into a shooting that occurred on October 30, 2020, in District Heights. The victim, 15-year-old Lavarus Blacknell of Washington D.C., died of his injuries on November 4, 2020.

On October 30th, at approximately 9:50 am, officers responded to the 2800 block of Plaza Drive for a shooting. Officers located the victim in a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to a hospital where he died several days later.

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

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 20-050897.