Martin Hawkins, La Plata man, shot and killed

Charles County Sheriff's officials are asking for the public's assistance as they investigate the shooting death of a 32-year-old La Plata man.

The shooting happened on Wednesday night at about 8:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Kent Avenue. Officers say they were on patrol on a nearby street when they heard multiple gunshots.

After canvassing the area, officers found Martin Hawkins lying in the street. He was dead at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 932-2222 or Crime Solvers.