UPDATE: Suspect arrested in daytime shooting

Friday, September 1, 2017

Courtesy of the Hyattsville City Police Department

UPDATE Sept. 14: The suspect wanted for first degree assault in an Aug. 30 shooting is in custody.

According to the Hyattsville City Police Department, Eric Darrel Mims has been arrested for the daytime shooting at 5321 Ager Road.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Police are looking for a suspect after a man was shot Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of Queens Chapel Road and Ager Road.

On Aug. 30, Hyattsville City Police (HCPD) officers were dispatched at approximately 3:03 p.m. to 5321 Ager Rd. for a report of a shooting. The victim is in the hospital and is currently listed in critical condition.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male who was shot in the torso. According to HCPD, witnesses said that shortly before the shooting the victim and the suspect were involved in a dispute. At some point during the argument, the suspect began shooting the victim.

Detectives are currently working to identify a suspect. Lt. Chris Purvis said detectives have “a strong lead” but were not ready to release information.

Please call HCPD at 301-985-5060 if you have any information.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.