Family seeks answers one-year after man was killed

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BLADENSBURG, MD -- This past Tuesday marked one year since Karl "Scoop" Sellers, Jr. was found shot in a Bladensburg apartment stairwell, injuries he would eventually die from, and his family pleaded with the public for information that would lead to the arrest of his killer.

"Please help us. We just want some closure. We just want some closure," said Stacey Kelly, Sellers' mother.

Prince George's County Police (PGPD) said Sellers, 28, a father of a nine-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son, was found with gunshot injuries inside an apartment stairwell in the 5000 block of 57th Avenue.

Police said he was at the apartment visiting a friend. They do not believe he was targeted and cannot say what led up to the shooting.

"This specific apartment complex at this time of night, 10:30, there are still a lot of people outside. There’s still a lot of people in the area and we definitely think there were people outside when this incident took place," said PGPD Cpl. Tyler Hunter.

A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case.

Those with information are asked to call the PGPD Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.