PG County Detectives Investigating Fatal Shooting in District Heights

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Homicide Unit detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in District Heights late Monday night. The victim is 30-year-old Ernest Bowman II of Northwest Washington. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime.

On July 15th, at approximately 10:30 pm, patrol officers were called to the 8000 block of Ritchboro Road for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Bowman outside suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives are working to identify the suspect(s) and motive for this shooting.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) Please refer to 19-0041440.