Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in the city of Bowie. The victim is 27-year-old Derrick Whittaker of HuntsworthCourt in Capitol Heights. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime.

On January 20th, at about 11:45 am, Bowie Police officers responded to the 1200 block of Pennypacker Lane for the sound of gunshots. Prior to their arrival on scene, Whittaker had already been driven to a local hospital. He had been shot in the upper body and was pronounced dead a short time later.

Detectives are working to identify a suspect(s) and motive in this case.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or go online, 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.)