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Homicide victim found outside Capitol Heights fire station

- The Washington Times - Friday, February 8, 2013

Prince George's County police are investigating the circumstances of a fatal shooting after a gunshot victim was dropped off at a Capitol Heights fire station early Friday.

A person drove the man to the Ritchie Volunteer Fire Station to seek medical attention around 12:20 a.m. Friday, said Mark Brady, spokesman for the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department. Officials with knowledge of the incident said the man was found in the back seat of car and that the driver fled the area on foot after alerting firefighters.

The man, who officials said had suffered a gunshot wound to the head, was taken to a trauma center where he died.

A county police spokesman on Friday could not confirm the circumstances of how the man's body was found or say whether any others involved had been identified.

"As of right now it's a wide open case," police spokesman Cpl. Clinton Copeland said.

Police have not identified the gunshot victim. This is the ninth homicide of the year in Prince George's County.

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