MURDER USA PG Cops nab Malique Lewis for homicide of Armani Nico Coles

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MURDER USA PG Cops nab Malique Lewis for homicide of Armani Nico Coles

Lewis Malique Nathan charged with murder number 78 in 2017 of Armani Coles on Dec. 28, 2017

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD. — Homicide Unit detectives identified and arrested a suspect in a homicide on Jan. 10, 2018 for an end of the 2017-year murder. The suspect is 20-year-old Malique Lewis of 1905 Valley Terrace in Southeast Washington, D.C. He’s accused in connection with the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Armani Coles of 2nd Street in Northwest Washington.

Police report that on December 28th, 2017, at about 6:20 pm, patrol officers responded to Kenilworth Avenue at Eastern Avenue in Capitol Heights for a welfare check of a man lying in the roadway. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

During the course of the investigation, detectives developed Lewis as the suspect. The motive remains under investigation.

Lewis is charged with first-degree murder, assault and several additional charges. He’s in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.

Anyone with information on this case 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), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

Nico Coles murdered in PG

On Thursday, December 28, 2017, our loved one, Armani Nico Coles, life was tragically and senselessly taken.

Nico, as he was fondly called, was a very loving and devoted father to his 8-year-old son, Damani. He was an awesome son to his parents and loved his siblings unconditionally. Nico was loved and respected by his family and friends. 

On that tragic Thursday, his smile and laughter was senselessly silenced. As a result, the family is requesting financial assistance with the funeral expenses. All donations will be gratefully appreciated. Any remaining funds will be used to further his son’s Damani’s education. 

On behalf of Nico’s family, we thank you so much.

God Bless

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