Friday, December 23, 2016

Shrine for Rayshand Cotton, 1100 block of Brooke Road, Capitol Heights MD

This shrine to Mr. Cotton's memory was erected in a small community park in Capitol Heights, Maryland.

May there be justice for all. And peace.

From a Prince Georges County Police report: Homicide Unit detectives arrested and charged two teenagers in connection with the homicide in Capitol Heights. One of the suspects is being charged as an adult. He’s Demiko Aiken, 17, of Capitol Heights. He’s charged with first and second degree murder. The second suspect, a 16-year-old, is charged as a juvenile with accessory-after-the-fact. On December 19th, 2016, at about 9:50 am, a citizen flagged down a patrol officer after seeing the victim, Rayshand Cotton, on the ground in the 1100 block of Brooke Road, Capitol Heights, Maryland. The victim was suffering from severe burns and was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy determined Cotton died from a gunshot wound. Through the course of the investigation, Aiken was developed as a suspect. He and the second suspect were arrested. They were driving the victim’s stolen SUV in the area of Rollins Lane in Capitol Heights. Detectives believe the motive for the murder was the robbery of the SUV. Aiken and the victim were acquaintances. The 16-year-old has admitted to helping Aiken dispose of the body after the murder. Aiken is in the custody of the Department of Correction on a no-bond status.


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