County detectives working on Seat Pleasant shooting

SEAT PLEASANT – Homicide detectives from the Prince George's County Police Department are working to identify a suspect and motive in the fatal shooting of a 51-year-old woman that happened late Thursday night in Seat Pleasant.

Around 11 p.m., police and fire/EMS units from Prince George's County responded to the 200 block of Zelma Avenue just off Old Central Avenue near the Addison Road Metro Station for a shooting.

Upon arrival, they located Jan Cotto of Zelma Avenue lying in the roadway suffering from gunshot wounds to her upper body. She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Detectives do not believe Cotto's homicide, which was the 25th of the year in the county and the second in the last three days, was not a random act. 

A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide unit at 301-772-4925.


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