Man accused in slayings dies: A man who allegedly shot three of his wife's relatives in Capitol Heights on Tuesday night, and then shot himself as police closed in, died yesterday at a hospital, police said.
Estabon Z. Eugene Jr., a sergeant in the Marine Corps, shot Kelvin Chang, 56, Chang's 49-year-old wife, and the couple's son Aldwin Kelvin Chang, 22, at their home, Prince George's County police said. Kelvin and Aldwin Chang both died of their wounds. The wife's name is being withheld by police because she is a witness.
Police said Eugene, 24, had gone to the Changs' home looking for his estranged wife, who was the couple's niece. After the shooting, he went to another relative's home, and then was chased by police on the Capital Beltway before crashing his car and shooting himself, police said.
Using information provided by police, The Washington Post incorrectly referred to the relationship between the two male victims in Thursday's paper.
Conviction in fatal DUI: Ernesto M. Lopez, 26, of Alexandria was sentenced yesterday in D.C. Superior Court to 12 years in prison for the Jan. 20 death of Veronica Shadid, who was stuck by a limousine driven by a drunk Lopez, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
Prosecutors said Lopez was driving the stretch limousine early in the morning at the 12th Street Tunnel and Constitution Avenue when he struck a 1992 Nissan, occupied by Shadid, 22, of Burke. Another woman in the car suffered serious injuries but survived. Lopez's blood-alcohol level was 0.22 and 0.23 in two consecutive Breathalyzer tests, the U.S. attorney's office said.
Compiled from reports by staff writers.