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UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Death Investigation

UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Death Investigation

**Community Notice**

The purpose of this e-mail is to make you aware of an incident that occurred off-campus near the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The following is a synopsis of an incident reported to the Prince George's County Police Department.

INCIDENT:                Off-Campus Death Investigation

OCCURRED:             October 6, 2019/ Approximately 1:55 a.m. 

LOCATION:              5100 Block of College Avenue, College Park, Maryland 

PGPD CASE #:           PP 19-10060000058458


On October 6, 2019, at approximately 4:40 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified by the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) of an off-campus death investigation. At approximately 1:55 a.m., PGPD officers responded to the 5100 block of College Avenue for a towing dispute. Once on scene, PGPD officers saw two adult males in a physical struggle. The officers separated both males and found that one of the males was unresponsive. Officers performed CPR until the paramedics arrived. The male was taken to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The second male was taken for questioning by PGPD.

The Prince George's County Police Department Detectives are working to determine the circumstances that led up to the man's death. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-866-411-TIPS.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online. Email address is:

When available for release, additional information, including updated descriptions of suspect, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site:  and

Safety Tips:

The University of Maryland Police Department provides an escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like an escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555 (off campus) / 53555 (on campus). You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort. The police escort service is available to community members at all times.


If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling #3333 from a mobile phone or 301-405-3333.


Stay alert and attuned to people and circumstances around you.


Trust your instincts. They are a natural gift that tells you when something is wrong.


See Something, Say Something!


Be Smart, Be Safe!


Download the UMD Guardian app through the Google Play store or the Apple App Store. You can create a virtual safety escort or you can text a tip to UMPD.


Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ #3333 from a mobile phone/ 911


UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)