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Father, son charged in killing of tow truck driver
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A father and son arrested in the killing of a tow truck driver in Prince George's County are thought to have targeted the man after the father discovered that the woman he was living with was having an affair with the man, according to police charging documents.
Anton DeMichael Agurs, 43, of Capitol Heights, was found fatally shot and his body set on fire June 7 in a secluded entrance to Oxon Hill Farm.
Mr. Agurs had called his lover to tell her that he was responding to an odd location for a call for tow service. Later, when she was unable to reach him, she drove to the area he had described and found his body, charging documents recently filed by Prince George's County police in District Court say. At the scene, she told officers that she recently had fought with the man she was living with, Andre Sanders, 40, after he found out about her relationship with Mr. Agurs and that she thought he might have something to do with the slaying.
Less than a half hour after the woman found Mr. Agurs' body, two suspects were arrested in the District.
Police stopped Andre Sanders, of the 600 block of Audrey Lane in Oxon Hill, and his son Christopher Damon Sanders, 24, of the 1100 block of Allison Street in Northwest, for a traffic violation. An officer noted that Andre Sanders appeared extremely nervous, smelled like gasoline and had a tear in his shirt like he had been in a fight, charging documents say. The officer searched the car and found a .9mm Taurus handgun. Both father and son were arrested on gun possession charges.
Ballistics tests confirmed the gun found in the car was the same gun used to shoot Mr. Agurs, charging documents say.
No working number could be located for family of Christopher or Andre Sanders and no attorney is listed in court documents as representing them. Both are being held without bond on first- and second-degree murder charges and have a hearing scheduled for July 14.
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