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Charles County Sheriff's Office

Reward in Murder of Jazmiah Nelson Increased to up to $7,500

DATE: May 28, 2021                 

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

Detectives are continuing their investigation into the murder of Jazmiah Nelson who was shot and killed on May 22 in the 600 block of Pomonkey Way in La Plata. The reward in the case is now up to $7,500 for the tip that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Nelson was riding on a four-wheeler with two other people when someone fired a gun toward them. Nelson was struck in the upper body and another person was grazed by a bullet. Nelson was transported to a hospital but she died a few hours later. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $2,500 and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the La Plata Police Department have each matched the Crime Solvers reward for a total of up to $7,500. Detectives are still pursuing leads and this does not appear to be a random shooting. 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. 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 and up to $2,500 in cases involving murder. 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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