The next wild party will be a funeral for Joseph T. Abariko
LARGO, MD. — Many recent homicides have taken place as tough guys pull out guns to show off their bravado when verbal hostilities began and the lead begins to fly.
The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a homicide in Largo. The victim is 18-year-old Joseph Titus Abariko of Riverdale Road in Riverdale. Detectives spent the morning canvassing the Largo neighborhood to gather more information in this case. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and indictment. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random act.
On August 7, 2015, at about 11:45 pm, officers were called to the 11500 block of Bennington Drive for a shooting. When they arrived, they found Abariko outside suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The victim was at a home on Bennington Drive to attend a party. Preliminarily, it appears the shooting may be connected to a fight that broke out outside the home.
Investigators are working to identify a motive and a suspect(s) in this case.
Anyone with information about this incident 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 Crimes 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.