Frederick E. Musser Jr., 34, a restaurant owner and operator in Prince George's County, died Friday at Prince George's General as a result of gunshot wounds he had received earlier that day.

Prince George's County Police said Mr. Musser was shot in an armed robbery early Friday morning near one of his restaurants, The Marquis, at Hampton Mall in Capitol Heights.

Police said two men, identified as Donald Anthony Brown, 22, of Capitol Heights, and Michael Anthony Whitehead, 21, of Seat Pleasant, were arrested in connection with the incident. Both Brown and Whitehead are being held without bond on first degree murder charges in the Upper Marlboro detention center.

Mr. Musser lived in Bowie and was a lifelong resident of Prince George's County. He was a graduate of Lambuth College in Jackson, Tenn. He had been in the restaurant business for about the past eight years. In addition to owning and operating The Marquis, he was a co-owner and manager of the Mr. Steak restaurant in Oxon Hill at the time of his death.

He was a golfer and was an officer of the Prince George's Country Club. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Prince George's County.

Survivors include his wife, the former Katherine Smith, and two sons, Marcus R. and Britten T. Musser, all of Bowie; his parents, Dr. Frederick E. and Sara Paulson Musser of Woodsboro, Md., and three sisters, Ellen Corle of Cortland, N.Y., Elaine Gallimore of Upper Marlboro, and Janet Musser of College Park.