Man killed in Capitol Heights

A 47-year-old man was slain in Capitol Heights Monday night, authorities said.

Capitol Heights police officers were called to 23 Sultan Avenue just before 9 p.m. for a reported shooting, authorities said. They arrived to find William Albert Nelson, of Capitol Heights, lying in the street, suffering from some type of trauma, authorities said. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, authorities said.

Police said they are still working to find a suspect and establish a motive in the case.

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