Two Suspects in Custody For Sunday’s Homicide in Fort Washington

August 2, 2018
Irving Silva & Jelani Edwards

Irving Silva & Jelani Edwards

Homicide Unit detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department charged two suspects in connection with a fatal shooting in Fort Washington on Sunday. The suspects are 25-year-old Irving Silva of the 1700 block of Euclid Street in Northwest Washington and 17-year-old Jelani Edwards of the 4300 block of 40th Street in Brentwood. Edwards is charged as an adult in this case.

On July 29th, at approximately 7:30 pm, patrol officers responded to the 7200 block of Shockley Court for the report of a shooting. Once on scene, they discovered the victim, 22-year-old Giovanni Little of Shockley Court, outside suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.Within minutes of the shooting, responding patrol officers located the suspects not far from the scene and took them into custody.

The preliminary investigation reveals the suspects robbed the victim prior to the fatal shooting. The suspects and victim were acquaintances. Both Silva and Edwards are charged with first and second-degree murder and related charges. They are in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.

Anyone with information 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.)

Irving Silva & Jelani Edwards

Irving Silva & Jelani Edwards

8 Responses to Two Suspects in Custody For Sunday’s Homicide in Fort Washington

  1. Lonewolfmcquade on August 2, 2018 at 11:34 am


  2. Anonymous on August 2, 2018 at 11:37 am

    If they are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt they should be given death penalty and 2 years to appeal. After the last failed appeal, lights out. That is more consideration then they gave their victim. When a pet, unprovoked, attacks a person or another animal causing a death they are put down to prevent them from ever causing harm again. The same should be done to people who commit atrocious acts against others causing death. There life lost all value the second they murdered someone for no good reason. What do you do with something that has no value, discard it in the trash, forget about it, and move on.

  3. Anonymous on August 2, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Useless animals. Put a bullet in their head and be done with it. Now we gotta support them for life basically. We need to take China’s lead on executing criminals.

  4. Same old story on August 3, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Tat face and Spooky – two murderers on their way to the SoMD hall of shame.

    Don’t worry, the parole board will let you back out in a year or so.

    Then you can get back to it.

  5. Adam 12 on August 5, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    When you tat your face or neck, you are prone to poor decisions. Case in point…….losers.

  6. No Shortage of Losers on August 6, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Irving and Jelani – What a pair of true crime hoodies.

    Low life “girly mutt”, (with the lick and stick face tat) meets “the black sphinx”.

    These ghouls need some serious grooming.

    Then flush the handle.

    Ploosh-up! There they go, finally on their way to where they belong.

  7. Anonymous on August 6, 2018 at 8:39 am

    POS hoodrat thugs, so typical of PG.

  8. Scorpio Fan Club on August 9, 2018 at 7:41 am

    Sure miss Otis….

    He would know what to say.