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Two charged in slaying of tow truck driver

Prince George’s police have arrested a father and son in connection with the fatal shooting of a tow truck driver in Oxon Hill last week, authorities said.

Andre Sanders, 40, and Christopher Damon Sanders, 24, each was charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Anton DeMichael Agurs, authorities said. Agurs, 43, was found fatally wounded about 11:30 p.m. June 7 near the intersection of Bald Eagle Road and Oxon Hill Farm Road, authorities said. Agurs’s wife has said her husband was a tow truck driver, and at dinner that evening, he left the couple’s Capitol Heights home after someone apparently called him about a towing job.

Andre Sanders, of Oxon Hill, and Christopher Sanders, of D.C., were both arrested in the District and extradited to Prince George’s Wednesday, authorities said. Two law enforcement sources said the slaying stemmed from some type of domestic-related dispute between the two suspects and Agurs. The dispute involved a woman, the sources said.

Officially, police remained tight-lipped about the case. Cpl. Mike Rodriguez, a Prince George’s police spokesman, confirmed Andre and Christopher are father and son but said he did not know anything about the circumstances or motive of the slaying.

Matt Zapotosky covers the federal district courthouse in Alexandria, where he tries to break news from a windowless office in which he is not allowed to bring his cell phone.


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