Man fatally shot in Temple Hills

  • Published in Crime

TEMPLE HILLS -- A Temple Hills man has become the 67th homicide victim of the year in Prince George's County.

George Barnes, 52, of Southern Avenue, was shot around 11 a.m. on Sept. 8 in the 2500 block of Southern Avenue, along the DC/Prince George’s County line.

Police and Fire/EMS units from Prince George's County were called to an apartment building for an adult suffering gunshot wounds to his upper body. Paramedics transported the victim to a nearby hospital, but due to his wounds, doctors were unable to save him.

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

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

Residents who live along Southern Avenue are accustomed to shootings there.

Police from both Prince George's County and the District of Columbia have responded a number of fatal shootings along Southern Avenue this year. In June 29-year-old Demetrist Glover of Just Street Northeast was shot and killed in the 1400 block of Southern Avenue. In February, 18-year-old Randy Franklin, Jr. was shot and killed in the 2600 block of Southern Avenue.


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