HYATTSVILLE, Md. — Every day for a year, a mother has asked herself why someone had killed her son. Now, Prince George’s County police and the family of Karl Sellers Jr. are appealing for help to find his killer.
“Help us. Please, help us. We just want some closure,” Stacey Kelly said Tuesday at police headquarters.
Sellers, 28, was shot and killed Nov. 14, 2016 in a Bladensburg apartment complex on 57th Avenue.
“This took place at 10:30 at night, and we believe there was definitely people outside in the area,” Prince George’s County police Cpl. Tyler Hunter said. Police do not believe Sellers was a target of the shooting.
“If anyone was in the area a year ago, (who) may have seen something, no matter how little — it could be the piece of information that our detectives gravely need to help solve this case,” Hunter said.
Kelly believes the killer should go to police willingly. “Turn yourself in,” she said. “What’s done in the dark comes to the light, and it’s just a matter of time.”
Sellers leaves behind two children: Son Rathen just turned 11 years old and daughter India is 9.
There’s a reward of up to $25,000 for the right information. People who give information to police about Sellers’ killing can remain anonymous.