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Police Investigating Murder of Greenbelt Man Found Inside Burning Car

Prince George's County police are investigating the murder of a 33-year old Greenbelt man found Wednesday morning in Fort Washington.

The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating the murder of a Greenbelt man who they found with gunshot wounds and inside a burning car on Wednesday morning in Fort Washington, Md., according to Cpl. Henry Tippett, spokesman for Prince George’s County Police.

At approximately 12:50 a.m., police officers responded to the report of the sound of gunshots in the 1100 block of Palmer Road in Fort Washington.

When police arrived on the scene, “The officer saw a car that was partially engulfed in flames,” Tippett said. “The officer had to act quick.”

Officers found 33-year-old Marcellus Jermaine Jackson, of the 600 block of Mandan Road, Greenbelt inside the vehicle, according to police.

“He was found with multiple gunshot wounds,” Tippett said.

An officer pulled Jackson from the car and tried to extinguish the fire, according to police. Jackson was pronounced dead on the scene, Tippett said.

Detectives from the department's Homicide Unit are investigating this case and working to identify suspects and a motive.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or text — “PGPD" plus their message — to CRIMES (274637) on their cell phones or go to the Prince George's County Police's website and submit a tip online.

Stephen Holland March 22, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Greenbelt was founded in 1937. There are very few original residents left. Many, perhaps most, of the people who currently live in Greenbelt moved there from somewhere else
Seagoat Supremo March 22, 2012 at 01:22 PM
It's amazing the concern for Greenbelt having a "bad name." Mr. Marcellus Jermaine Jackson happened to be someone's son, brother and also a father.
Bailey Henneberg March 22, 2012 at 09:02 PM
If we did away with all of the non-original residents Greenbelt would be a small town - and I'm speaking as someone whose dad was one of the original pioneers. Plus, Jackson has not been convicted of or charged with a crime in this matter. But Realest, I do appreciate your concern for the name of Greenbelt.
sandy devoe March 23, 2012 at 12:03 AM
I was a very close friend of Marcelus Jackson....i would appreciate it if he can rest in peace please. There are so many people hurting behind this death!!!!....u just don't understand!!!!
Bailey Henneberg March 23, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Thank you for writing Sandy. I am so very sorry for your loss!
cee jizzle March 23, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Realest sounds like a Zimmerman fan (-_-) gay
James wills March 24, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Jermaine was a true friend.i grew up wit him in charles county.iam still in shock from this.i hope they catch the cowards that took his life.i will keep the fam in my prayers.rest in peace brother
Jane Doe Jackson March 25, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Thanks for the kind words. To "Realest", Marcellus Jermaine Jackson was my brother! He was the father of three young children. It's very difficult to find original residents in any town, city, or jurisdiction. You should be more considerate when making comments about the deceased.
Diva#1 March 25, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Jane doe i feel u and was buildin a very close relationship with jermaine...he was not only a father but a great uncle who tried to do whatever for his nephew, like a father,since his father is no longer here
Diva#1 March 25, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Realest....who gives a crap if he wasnt a original or not....he was a good man that didnt deserve that...even if he was from tim buck two
Charlie Basnight March 26, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Sorry for the loss to everyone that knew Mr.Jackson and love his memories.My prayers are with you all
Jessica Lasky-Harris March 26, 2012 at 03:25 AM
I also was a friend of his, and anyone that knew him would never say anything negative. He is and was a wonderful man! I will always miss you!
Bailey Henneberg March 26, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Who Mr. Jackson was is certainly more about how he lived than the circumstances surrounding his death. I appreciate his sister and the friends who have let us know more about how he lived.
Cee Jay March 26, 2012 at 03:23 PM
It amazes me that people are more conserned with the neighborhood than a wonderful man losing his life! You have no idea who he was, let alone "an original resident"... You will always be loved and missed Jermaine.
H.S Captian March 26, 2012 at 07:58 PM
@ realest. Jermaine was a good father. Drove his son to his championship games out of town. My niece loves her father so much. Very hard for her to grasp the understanding of it all. So to hear you speak on my friend like this is very disturbing. Let's the world think not so good of Greenbelt natives.
Celeste Jones March 26, 2012 at 08:18 PM
or veterans, which no one cares about, but explains the sense of entitlement. I along everyone else on this thread knew Jackson personally. His children, family and friends will never see him again. So who is the idiot? answer: Some vet who thinks he did the US a favor, by being a crazy turd who sits on a throne in.......GREENBELT. I cant imagine the thoughts you would have if you lived in oh lets say..Bowie.
babegirl June 01, 2012 at 06:45 PM
I did not know Mr. Jackson per say. But may his soul rest in peace & may his family be lifted thru prayer. I am commenting because of the BS about Greenbelt natives... First of all if it wasn't for people moving to this town and paying these high taxes & rent you wouldn't have any where to live your self. Or lets just say you wouldn't be able to live here yourself. So let's be respectable for this young man who lost his life senselessly. And furthermore even though I didn't know Mr. Jackson personally he like I lives in the town of Greenbelt and we both PAY & PAID to live here! End of story!

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