- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 10, 2002

Prince George's County police are investigating the shooting death of a Silver Spring man yesterday morning after he and three friends left a Beltsville nightclub.
Marco Antonio Cedillos, 24, of the 3800 block of Delano Street, was driving a green Jeep Cherokee from the club shortly before 3 a.m. when he was fatally shot several times in the upper body, Prince George's County police said.
A passenger in the back seat was wounded.
"There was no confrontation with anyone at the club. It was random. That's what it seems right now," said a county police homicide investigator. "We have a good feeling that this case should close."
Mr. Cedillos and his passengers had left the Magic Cue of Calverton, in the 4000 block of Powder Mill Road, turned onto Route 1 south, and mistakenly entered the Capital Beltway eastbound, police said.
The shooting occurred in Lanham. Investigators believe Mr. Cedillos intended to reverse direction to head westbound in the area of Route 50 and Martin Luther King Highway.
The passengers in Mr. Cedillos' vehicle told police they noticed a Chevrolet Suburban with at least two occupants following them as they left the nightclub.
"The suspects … were driving a dark-colored Chevrolet Suburban with the new farm-style Maryland registration plate," a county police news release states.
The 25-year-old man who was shot once while sitting in the back of the Jeep was in good condition yesterday, police said. The two other passengers were not injured.
The club is located in District 6, where slayings and other serious crimes rarely occur, the homicide investigator said.
"This is the first thing we've had in a long time," said a county police clerk at the Beltsville substation. "It's been a couple years or more."
Police have no suspects and are unsure of a motive.
Anyone with information can call Crime Solvers at 301/735-1111 or 800/673-2727.


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