HYATTSVILLE, Md. — Police have arrested a 21-year-old man and charged him in the fatal shooting of a woman in Hyattsville, officials said. 

Authorities said 21-year-old Alexander Maskiewicz, of Aberdeen, was charged with fatally shooting 27-year-old Salina Rivera in Hyattsville. 

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Police said the shooting happened around 7:55 p.m. on Tuesday in the 6200 block of Belcrest Road. When officers arrived, they found Rivera in a walkway suffering from a gunshot wound. Rivera was pronounced dead on the scene, according to a police report. 

Investigators believe Maskiewicz shot Rivera while trying to rob her during a drug deal.

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Detectives are asking anyone with information to call police at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at,