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This story was originally published in the Washington Post’s metro section on June 27, 1992.

Two people were charged yesterday with murdering a 51-year-old Germantown man who was found shot to death Thursday night, including the man’s 19-year-old son, Montgomery County police said.

The body of Steven Hong-Luk King was found about 6:30 p.m. Thursday in a basement bedroom of his town house on Cross Ridge Court, police said.

Yesterday, King’s son, Stevenson King, was charged with murder, armed robbery and use of a handgun in commission of a felony, police said. A 17-year-old neighbor of the Kings, William D. Odum, was charged as an adult with murder, conspiracy and use of a handgun.

Police said Steven Hong-Luk King, owner of Mr. K’s Oriental Cafe in Germantown, had been shot twice. They said his son performed odd jobs at the restaurant.

Homicide investigators said robbery was the motive for the slaying. Police said they recovered about $1,000 that had been stolen and a 6mm handgun believed used in the slaying.

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