MURDER USA PG Homicide Cop’s Clues led to Christopher Carl Green for slaying of Jan Cotto

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MURDER USA PG Homicide Cops Seek Clues in Killing of Jan Cotto

The Prince George’s County Police say that their Homicide Unit arrested Christopher Carl Green, a street bum, who police say shot and killed 51-year-old Jan Cotto in Capitol Heights. The suspect is 30-year-old Christopher Carl Green of no fixed address. Cotto was killed as she walked near her home. Detectives believe she may have been walking to a Metro station to head to work. The victim and suspect were acquaintances.

On April 6th, at about 11:00 pm, patrol officers responded to the 200 block of Zelma Avenue for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, the officers found the victim outside suffering from gunshot wounds. She died a short time later at a hospital.

Christopher Carl Green charged with murder of Jan Cotto on April 6, 2017 PGPD Homicide

Preliminarily, detectives believe the shooting stemmed from a robbery attempt. Green is charged with first and second-degree murder and related charges. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status. 

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD.  Rack up another brutal killing in the Homicide Capital of the Maryland suburbs where the killing cousins are on the prowl for more victims in their endless quest to gain fame and maybe even a woman’s purse. No longer fearing capital punishment (the electric chair, gas chamber, lethal injection or the firing squad – all of which are old favorites at controlling the animals who prey on innocent citizens – due to the far-left liberal legislators of the Maryland General Assembly and the former Governor Martin O’Malley – the killers of PG County slash, maim, shoot and kill with regular and wild abandon.

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 Prince Georges County Police reports that Homicide Unit detectives are canvassing a Capitol Heights neighborhood as they continue to investigate the fatal shooting of Jan Sara Cotto. The 51-year-old was shot and killed last week as she walked near her home.

Detectives believe she may have been walking to a Metro station to head to work in the District. According to her Facebook page, Cotto worked the night shift at the D.C. Jail. 

A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Tipsters will never have to give their names.

Police say that on April 6th, at about 11:00 pm, patrol officers responded to the 200 block of Zelma Avenue for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, the officers found the victim outside suffering from gunshot wounds. She died a short time later at a hospital.

Jan Cotto sent her friends on Facebook this photo, the prior to her murder, as she traveled on Metro home from work in DC

Detectives are working to identify a suspect(s) and motive in this case. The canvass will begin at 6:00 pm in the 200 block of Zelma Avenue.

Jan Cotto selfie while shopping and posted this photo for her friends the day before she was murdered. Photo from Facebook

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925.

Maryland Court records show that Cotto was a resident of Richmond, Virginia when she entered a guilty plea to theft in Frederick County District Court on Aug. 3, 2016, and was given 90 days in jail with 80 days suspended and a fine of $500.

NBC Washington reported that neighbors said she lived in a nearby boarding house and had recently moved in. They described hearing a barrage of gunfire.

Neighbor Patrick Green said Cotto recently had spoken about looking forward to starting a new job.

“I know she was excited about it, because she was kind of down for a little while, not having a job,” he said.

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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

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