MURDER USA: Sleuths nail Alexander Maskiewicz in murder of ‘DJ Salamander’ Salina Rivera during drug deal

HYATTSVILLE, MD. – PG Police say that Homicide Unit detectives arrested one suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of a local DJ, known as DJ Salamander in the City of Hyattsville on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

On March 12, 2019, at approximately 7:55 pm, patrol officers with the Hyattsville City Police Department were called to the 6200 block of Belcrest Road for a reported shooting.

When they arrived, officers discovered Rivera in a walkway suffering from a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead on the scene. The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect shot the victim while attempting to rob her during an illegal drug transaction. 

Alexander Walter Maskiewicz, 21, of Ventura Way, Aberdeen, Md., charged with murder of disc jockey DJ Salina Rivera of Belcrest Road in Hyattsville, Md., on March 12, 2019

The suspect is 21-year-old Alexander Walter Maskiewicz of the 4000 of Ventura Way in Aberdeen. He’s charged with fatally shooting 27-year-old Salina Rivera of Belcrest Road in Hyattsville.

PG Police say that on March 12, 2019, at approximately 7:55 pm, patrol officers with the Hyattsville City Police Department were called to the 6200 block of Belcrest Road for a reported shooting. When they arrived, officers discovered Rivera in a walkway suffering from a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect shot the victim while attempting to rob her during an illegal drug transaction.

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Maskiewicz is charged with first-degree murder and being held on a no bond status.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives at 301-772-4925. 

Maskiewicz is charged with first-degree murder and being held on a no bond status. 

 If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives at 301-772-4925.  



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