March 24, 2013
THE DISTRICT
Man fatally shot
in Southeast

A 27-year-old Northeast Washington man was shot to death Saturday night in Southeast Washington, the D.C. police said.

Gunshots were heard near the 4300 block of Fourth Street SE about 9:20 p.m. and witnesses saw the victim, identified as Marc Griffith, stagger to a car and leave the area, the police said.

Griffith was dropped off shortly afterward at a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

— Martin Weil

MARYLAND
Gaithersburg man killed in car crash

A Gaithersburg man was killed early Sunday when the pickup truck he was driving veered off Route 108 and struck a tree.

Montgomery County police said an off-duty officer contacted police after noticing the pickup, driven by Antonio Ayala, 49, driving erratically about 1 a.m. Another officer arrived at Route 108 and Hawkins Creamery Road to try to stop the truck, but the vehicle left the eastbound lane of Route 108 and struck a tree. Ayala died at the scene.

Family members told police that Ayala was diabetic and used insulin. He was last seen about 6 p.m. Saturday when he left his house to get groceries, they said. Police are continuing their investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to call 240-773-6620.

— Keith L. Alexander

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