Police Seeking to Identify Fatal Shooting Suspect

Takoma Park Police are seeking to identify a suspect in a July 16 shooting at Advance Auto Parts that is now being investigated as a homicide.

According to an emailed community advisory, a cash reward of up to $10,000 is being offered to anyone that provides information leading to the arrest and/or the indictment of those responsible for the shooting.

“The victim Nurhusen Hamid was working as a mobile mechanic on the Advanced Auto Store parking lot located at 6300 New Hampshire Avenue [in Takoma Park],” police spokesperson Cathy Plevy said. “At that time, an unknown suspect approached the victim and shot at him several times, striking him. The victim was transported to an area hospital, [succumbing] to his injuries. If you live on or are a business owner on Eastern Avenue or New Hampshire Avenue and have security cameras outside your home or business, please contact Detective Earle.”

Police said the suspect’s vehicle is a white SUV that was double-parked on Eastern Avenue near New Hampshire Avenue at the time of the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting, or who may have security camera footage of the incident, is asked to contact lead investigator Detective Charles Earle at (301) 891-7127 (desk), (240) 753-2734 (cell), or [email protected].

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