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.