PGPD Detectives Arrest Suspect in Riverdale Homicide


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Rutilio Orellana

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has arrested and charged a suspect for a recent murder in Riverdale. The suspect is 28-year-old Rutilio Orellana of the 5600 block of 61st Place in Riverdale. He’s charged with the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Shauntese Gedeon of Riverdale.

On January 29, 2021, at approximately 10:30 pm, patrol officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 5300 block of Hamilton Street. The victim was located in a parking lot suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital.

The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect shot the victim during an argument. The victim and suspect are known to each other.

Orellana is charged with first and second degree murder and additional charges.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), 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.) Please refer to case number 21-0004805.

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