Hyattsville, Maryland – Detectives located and arrested a suspect for throwing sulfuric acid on his roommate’s face and upper body causing critical injuries. The suspect is 28-year-old Bekre Abdela of the 1000 block of East-West Highway in the unincorporated portion of Hyattsville. He’s charged with attempted murder, assault and additional charges.
On February 24th, at approximately 7:30 pm, officers responded to the 1000 block of East-West Highway for the report of a roommate dispute. When they arrived, they discovered the victim suffering from what appear to be chemical burns. The victim, an adult female, was rushed to a hospital where she remains in critical condition.
Detectives quickly developed the roommate as the suspect. He had fled the scene by the time our officers arrived. On February 26th, the suspect was located and arrested. He has admitted his involvement in the attack. The motive is under investigation, according to the release.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call detectives at 301-699-2601. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.