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Charles County Sheriff's Office

Detectives Investigating Homicide in La Plata / Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward

DATE: May 23, 2021                 

CONTACT: Diane Richardson 
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658                                                                                                                           

On May 22 at 11:36 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Pomonkey Way in La Plata for the report of a shooting. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim, Jazmiah Zyri Nelson, 18, of La Plata, was on a four-wheeler with two acquaintances when someone fired a gun toward them as they were riding in the area of the townhomes. Nelson was struck in the upper body and flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma where she was pronounced deceased several hours later. A second female was grazed by a bullet; she was treated for her injury and released. Detectives are pursuing leads; this does not appear to be a random shooting. At this time, no additional details can be released. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective J. Feldman at 301-609-6474. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for the arrest and indictment of the suspect in this case. The investigation is ongoing.

The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in 2001 and has since earned the highest rating of Excellence. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: www.p3intel.com.

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