Prince George’s police look for two suspects in shooting death of man in Bowie

Prince George’s County police are looking for at least two suspects in the fatal shooting of a Bowie, Md., man who was gunned down in his home early Thursday morning, authorities said.

Police found 39-year-old Amir Ali Jr. suffering from a gunshot wound in his home on the 9900 block of Chessington Way after receiving a 911 call at about 5:45 a.m. reporting a shooting, authorities said.

Officials pronounced him dead at the scene, according to a statement from police. Other family members were also in the home at the time, police said, but authorities didn’t report that anyone else was injured.

The incident may be drug-related and doesn’t appear to be random, authorities said. Detectives planned to return to the scene Thursday evening to canvass the neighborhood a second time as they search for more clues in the case.

Ali’s relatives trickled into the quiet residential neighborhood all morning waiting for more details about his death as investigators combed the scene.

Ali, who was a Metro bus driver, was a “very family-oriented” man with three children, said his stepmother, who declined to be identified for privacy reasons. He was married with three children.

“He loved to work,” his stepmother said. “The people on the bus loved him. He was just a happy-go-lucky type of person.”

Police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for anyone with information that leads to an arrest and indictment in the case. Officials are asking people with tips to call 301-772-4925 or, to remain anonymous, call 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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Lynh Bui is a Prince George's County public safety reporter and former Montgomery County education reporter.
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