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Friday, April 8, 2011

Bladensburg Fire on Friday Night - UPDATE INCLUDED FROM COUNTY POLICE

Prince George's County Fire Investigators are working with Police after an unconscious man was found inside a commercial establishment after a fire was extinguished.  At around 10:30 pm, Friday, April 8, 2011, firefighters arrived at a 1-story commercial store in the 5400 hundred block of Annapolis Road in Bladensburg, with heavy smoke coming from the store.  A fire was extinguished and a male, approximately 70 years of age, was located inside.  A quick assessment found the man to be without a pulse and non-breathing and was immediately transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Fire and Police Investigators have initiated an investigation into the circumstances of this incident.  Officially, the cause and origin is under investigation and fire loss estimates are not yet available.

The Police Department will be handling the release of all additional information.

Saturday, April 9, 2011, Update from the County Police

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7600 Barlowe Road, Palmer Park, Maryland 20785 / Phone 301-772-4710 / Fax 301-772-4948

April 09, 2011
For more information, contact:
Cpl. Henry Tippett

Police Investigate Homicide after Commercial Fire on Annapolis Road

Prince George’s County Maryland… The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating the death of a male who was found inside of a local business fire last night in Bladensburg, Maryland.   

At approximately 10:35 p.m., Prince George’s County Fire and EMS personnel responded to the 5400 block of Annapolis Road for the report of a commercial fire.  While extinguishing the burning structure, an adult male later identified as Richard Changsun Nam, 69, of the 10800 block of Lake Arbor Way in Mitchellville, Maryland, was located inside of the business suffering from trauma.  He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  Detectives are working to identify the suspect(s) and establish a motive in this case.   

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to
http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.


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