MURDER USA: Briana Green shot dead in Fairmount Heights; PG Police investigate 2nd murder in town in 2019
FAIRMONT HEIGHTS, MD. – Another murder in the small town of Fairmount Heights in the crime county of Prince Georges is under investigation by detectives of the PG County Homicide Unit.
PG Cops say that detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Briana Green of Suitland.
On October 15th, at approximately 8:15 pm, officers with the Fairmount Heights Police Department responded to the 1000 block of 56th Avenue for a shooting. They discovered the victim inside of a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
Detectives are working to determine a motive and identify a suspect(s). Preliminarily, they do not believe this was a random crime, meaning that they believe Green was killed on purpose and by someone who had a motive, yet to be discovered by the detectives.
The Prince George’s County Police Department investigates all homicides in the Town of Fairmount Heights due to the small police agency in the town and their general lack of depth and experience in murder investigations.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925.
Homicide on March 30, 2019, took place near the town’s police station
MARCH 30, 2019 – Fairmount Police posted this report on the department’s Facebook page:
The police responded to this location for the sounds of gunshots from a shot-spotter and several 911 calls and discovered the victim lying in the roadway suffering from several gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced at the scene and the investigation is continuing. We’re hopeful that someone saw something, however insignificant, and contacts the police. Any and all information is helpful.
- Evan Lambert FOX 5 DC Do you all have any update on this today? Have you released the name of the victim? Are there any suspects or motive? Is this a possible hate crime? We have heard from friends that the victim was a transgender woman. Can you confirm?
- Stephen Watkins The LGBT community will host a candlelight vigil at the scene of the shooting Tuesday April 2nd at 6 PM
Chief Watkins brings to Fairmount Heights close to 44 years of law enforcement experience, having served for nearly 25 years with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. and another 19 years with several other local and federal departments. Chief Watkins is the former chief of the Cottage City Police Department and the assistant chief of the D.C. Protective Services Police Department.