A Capitol Heights man found dead in a burning car in Prince George’s County last month is believed to have been killed in D.C. two weeks ago.
MPD, which has taken over the murder investigation, identified the man as 34-year-old Antwain Henderson.
Authorities believe that Henderson was shot and killed in Northeast D.C. early in the morning of Aug. 31. That same day, Prince George’s County Fire Department found Henderson’s body inside of a burning car in Capitol Heights.
MPD’s press release is after the jump.
September 14, 2011
Homicide: 5800 Block of Field Place, NE
(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the fatal shooting which occurred in the 5800 block of Field Place, NE.
At approximately 4:40 am, on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, Prince George’s County Fire Department responded to the 800 block of Balsamtree Place, Capitol Heights, MD for a vehicle fire. Once the fire was extinguished a body was discovered inside the vehicle. The decedent was pronounced dead on the scene by Prince George’s County Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel.
An investigation into this homicide was conducted by members of the Prince George’s County Homicide Unit. Through investigative processes they notified the Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Branch the murder may have occurred in DC. The investigation determined that the decedent was shot and killed in the 5800 block of Field Place, NE, on August 31, 2011, at 1:38 am. This resulted in the Metropolitan Police Department assuming full investigative responsibility.
The decedent has been identified as 34-year-old Antwain Henderson of Capitol Heights, MD.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746).
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted fro any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.
Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to DC CRIME SOLVERS at 1-800-673-2777 and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.