Police investigate homicide of Silver Spring man in the Adelphi area


Police are investigating a fatal shooting of a Silver Spring man in the Adelphi area of Prince George’s County.

Authorities say they responded to the 8,600 block of 20th Avenue for a welfare check and found 20 year-old, Merlin Ramirez-Lara, outside, suffering from gunshot wounds. Ramirez-Lara was pronounced dead on the scene. Police do not believe this was a random act.

Lamar Robinson, Prince George’s County Police Department Spokesman, reported: “Right now, detectives are diligently working to identify the suspects or any motives in this case.”

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, you’re asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department. That number is: 301-772-4925.

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