The Washington Post

Police identify man slain in Bladensbur­g

- — Martin Weil

A man who was shot and killed Sunday night in Bladensbur­g has been identified, police said.

Duane Ellis, 43, of Bladensbur­g was found about 9:15 p.m. in the stairwell of an apartment building in the 4200 block of 58th Avenue, Bladensbur­g Police Chief Tyrone Collington Sr. said. Police went there in response to a call about gunshots and found a man with gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The homicide will be investigat­ed by Prince George’s County police, Collington said.

Bladensbur­g, a town of about 10,000 people in Prince George’s County, borders Northeast Washington.

Police said an initial investigat­ion showed that the shooting did not appear to be random.

A $25,000 reward is being offered for informatio­n that leads to an arrest and indictment in the case, officials said.

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