Cabdriver Shot Near GU

A cabdriver was shot and critically wounded early today near Georgetown University in Northwest Washington, officials said.

The cabdriver was shot twice in the head about 11:30 p.m. in an apparent robbery in the 4400 block of P Street NW. One of the gunshot wounds reportedly grazed the driver's head but officials described the other wound as more serious. Homicide detectives were called to the scene to participate in the investigation.

The man was taken to Georgetown University Hospital, where he reportedly was in critical condition early today, police said.

Police were searching early today for a suspect who may have fled the area on a bus. Officials said the shooter might have been covered with blood.


Sex Allegedly Sought From Teen

A 53-year-old Arlington man has been charged with soliciting sex from a 16-year-old Alexandria youth, and police said yesterday that they are trying to determine whether he had contacted other teenage males.

Al Wheeler Adcock Jr., of the 700 block of South Orme Street, was charged with one count of soliciting to commit sodomy, police said. Police said at least two alleged victims, both teenagers, have been identified.

Adcock would approach teenagers in the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria and offer them money if they would do odd jobs around his home, according to police. He then would drive them to his home and show them pornographic videos in his van on the way there, police said. Adcock, who has been released from the county jail on $50,000 bond, then would ask for sex in exchange for clothes and money, police said.

"If he approached two, there could easily be others," said Kim Roberson, a police spokeswoman.

2 Indicted in Beating Deaths

A Prince William County grand jury handed down indictments yesterday against two youths allegedly involved in separate beating deaths this summer.

Benjamin Hugh Hammonds Jr., 17, of Stafford County, was indicted on charges of abduction, robbery and capital murder in the death of Joseph Scott Williams, who was beaten and set ablaze in Dale City on June 30. Hammonds allegedly assisted in the slaying and robbed Williams of $5. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The grand jury also indicted Kurebia M. Hampton, 16, of Woodbridge, on charges of aggravated malicious wounding, felony murder and murder in the beating death of Natalie Giles Davis. Police said Hampton and Teresa H. Dixon, 18, fatally beat Davis in front of her two young children after a traffic altercation in the Bentley Circle town house community on June 29. Dixon was indicted on similar charges by a grand jury last month.

Mother of Girl in Car Is Charged

A 41-year-old Alexandria woman who allegedly left her 2-year-old daughter in the car Sunday while she shopped in Annandale has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Passersby noticed the girl in the locked car at Pinecrest Shopping Center about 4 p.m. Sunday and called police. The temperature was 90 degrees, and the girl appeared uncomfortable, police said. Fairfax County firefighters used a slim jim device to free the girl from the car. She was unhurt.

Fairfax County police issued a summons to Dora M. Jones, of the 5300 block of Essex Court, when she returned to the car several minutes later. She took her daughter home and was not arrested.


Apparent Murder-Suicide

Montgomery County police are investigating the deaths of two people found shot in their home early yesterday. Tyrone Howard Schrader Sr., 60, and his wife, Justine Viola Schrader, 59, were discovered in the 13100 block of Englewood Drive in the Colesville area about 10 a.m., police said.

The victims' daughter summoned Montgomery County Fire and Rescue workers to the home. A police spokeswoman said that detectives found no evidence of forced entry. The deaths appear to be a murder-suicide, the spokeswoman said, but the exact cause and manner of deaths will be determined by the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore.

Man Charged in Fatal Shooting

A Capitol Heights man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Suitland man in what investigators believe was a fight over drugs, Prince George's County police said yesterday.

Leonard Jerome Hansberry, 18, of the 1800 block of Addison Road South in Capitol Heights, was charged Sunday night with first-degree murder in the death of Darnell Cortez Yates, 23, of the 3700 block of Silver Park Court in Suitland, police said.

Police said Yates was found dead in a parking lot in the 1900 block of Addison Road South.