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Police seek leads in Lewisdale homicide case

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Published on: Tuesday, March 05, 2013

By Jim Davis

Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the community’s help in locating a gold or tan four-door Toyota Corolla with Maryland tags that police officials believe was used in a homicide Friday night in Lewisdale.

Just before 7 p.m., PGPD’s Hyattsville District and Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department were dispatched to the 7200 block of 24th Avenue for a reported shooting.

The Sentinel has learned there was a delay in locating the victim.

As fire units were staged a few blocks away, police arrived on the scene and informed police communication that there was no such address. After 10 to 15 minutes of checking different addresses in the area, police located 18-year-old Meyder Bladimir Yuman, of Lewisdale, in the 7200 block of 24th Place suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body.

Prince George’s County paramedics and other PGFD units arrived at the staging location at 6:52 p.m. At 7:09 p.m., patrol officers informed PGFD units they had located the victim in the 7200 of 24th Place and to respond to the scene. At 7:20 p.m., Yuman was transported to a local trauma center where he was later pronounced dead.

Lt. William Alexander of Prince George’s County Police Department said the victim ran from the location where he was shot to the 24th Place location — resulting in the delayed response time.   

Since the beginning of the year, the county has had 20 homicides. 

This homicide was only a few blocks away from a gang-related homicide in December.

Detectives are working to identify the suspect or suspects and to establish a motive in this case.

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