Prince George’s man dies after being shot in 2006, death ruled homicide

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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — A man’s death on Christmas Eve has been ruled a homicide by police, after an autopsy proved that he died due to gunshot wounds sustained ten years ago from a suspect who has still never been identified.

On July 29, 2006, at about 10:45 pm, patrol officers were called to the 1300 block of Southview Drive in Oxon Hill for a shooting. Officers found Maurice Benton, 29, and two other victims inside of an apartment suffering from gunshot wounds. They were all taken to the hospital.

Detectives were notified that on December 24, 2016, Benton died at a hospital. After the autopsy, his death was ruled a homicide.

Detectives are working to identify a suspect or suspects and establish the motive in this case. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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

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