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Monday, December 6, 2004; Page B03

THE REGION

3-Year-Old Unhurt After Carjacking

A carjacker knocked a woman to the ground yesterday in Capitol Heights, jumped into her vehicle and drove off with the woman's 3-year-old child inside, Prince George's County police said.

The child later was dropped off unharmed on Call Place in Southeast Washington, less than a mile from the Balboa Avenue block where the car was stolen. Officers who had been searching for the vehicle spotted the child, who was then reunited with the mother, according to county and D.C. police.

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The stolen Acura later stopped on Burbank Street SE. After a foot chase, police said, four people were arrested: the alleged carjacker and three teenage girls who joined him at some point.

Animal Habitats Program Wins 3rd Award

Conservation Central, an online education program, has won its third award since it was launched in January, Friends of the National Zoo said last week.

The program, a joint project of the nonprofit group, the zoo, Brad Larson Media and lead corporate sponsor Fujifilm, won the top award in the interactive media category from the National Association for Interpretation.

The program also has been recognized by the American Association of Museums and was named "Best Overall Museum Web Site" at a conference organized by Archives and Museum Informatics.

The online program is designed to teach young people about temperate forests, home to giant pandas, and the challenges faced in securing the future of endangered species.

MARYLAND

New Carrollton Man, 23, Fatally Shot

Prince George's County police are investigating a fatal shooting Saturday night in Bladensburg, officials said yesterday.

Police who arrived about 8:20 p.m. at the 5300 block of Quincy Place in Bladensburg found James Rufus Mack III, 23, of New Carrollton with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso.

Mack was taken to Prince George's Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival, police said.

Police said that there are no suspects and that a motive has not been determined.

Officer in Pr. George's Shooting Named

Prince George's County police yesterday identified the officer who shot a suspect charged with possession of a controlled substance.


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