MURDER USA Martinez Ferrell charged with homicide of Kevin Hawkins who died from gunshot injuries
CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD. — Murdaland Maryland now has another suspect charged with murder. Prince George’s County Police report that Detectives with the Homicide Unit identified and arrested a suspect wanted for a recent homicide in Capitol Heights.
Police say the suspect is 38-year-old Martinez Diaz Ferrell of 1020 Atlee Drive in Landover, Md. He’s charged with the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Kevin Hawkins of Harrods Way in Landover.
The officers found the victim lying on the side of the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound.
PG Police report that on July 29th, at about 11:30 am, patrol officers were called to the 1400 block of Pine Grove Road for a welfare check. The officers found the victim lying on the side of the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. He died of his injuries on August 3rd.
Through the course of the investigation, detectives identified Ferrell as a suspect in this fatal shooting. He and the victim were acquaintances. Detectives are working to identify the motive in this case.
This is Ferrell’s first big time crime as his record thus far is simply traffic related. Ferrell’s first court date is set for Sept. 5, 2017, in Upper Marlboro, Md.
Anyone with information 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), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.
About Kevin Hawkins from his obituary:
Kevin B. Hawkins (Age 29) of Landover, Maryland.
Kevin B. Hawkins peacefully entered eternal rest on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Kevin was born May 30, 1988, in Washington, D.C. He was the oldest son of Sabrena Olivia Hawkins-Johnson and Samuel Aloysius Johnson, III. Kevin attended school in Prince George’s County and District of Columbia and obtained his high school diploma from Jefferson High School. He later attended TESST College of Technology where he would earn his Electrician Certification.
Kevin always dreamed (BIG!), and no one could tell him any different.
He always had a strong belief in making that “money,” and would energetically tell you, “He was going to run that check up!.”
One of his favorite positions was at the Lake Presidential Golf Club where he would brag about “hanging with the millionaires.” Kevin was a hard worker in everything that he did, and his fun personality rubbed off on everyone he worked with at UPS, Home Depot, and FedEx Field.