Police search for suspect in District Heights Homicide

The Prince George's County Police Department are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a homicide in District Heights.

The suspect is 29-year-old Joseph Poteat and he has been charged with the murder of 32-year-old Marquita Wimms.

On October 3, 2015, at about 10:45 pm, patrol officers responded to the 1900 block of Rochelle Avenue for the report of a vehicle that crashed into a building. When they arrived, they found Wimms inside the vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Detectives are working to establish a motive in this case.

Poteat is charged with first and second degree murder and other related charges.

Anyone with information on Poteat's whereabouts 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 CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.