Police released the identity of a person who was killed Wednesday in Prince George’s County, the fourth homicide this year in the Maryland county.
Around 8:20 a.m., officers went to the 5900 block of Baltic Avenue in Capitol Heights after a report of an injured person, county police said Thursday. They found 26-year-old Regis Payne of Northeast Washington with a gunshot wound and unresponsive. Payne was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call 301-772-4925.
The Washington area has had several homicides in the first days of the new year. In the District, eight people have been killed in the first eight days of this year.
Last year, Prince George’s County had 60 homicides, according to tracking done by The Washington Post.