Carjacking Arrest Prince George's County police arrested one of two suspected carjackers early yesterday after engaging in a shootout with the two men, authorities said.
A man was walking home in the 8800 block of Dangerfield Place in Clinton about 2:45 a.m. when he was approached by two men who brandished guns and demanded money, police said. The attackers forced the man into his vehicle, robbed him and drove him to a nearby neighborhood, police said.
Officers were summoned to the second neighborhood about 4 a.m. for reported suspicious activity and tried to approach the carjacked vehicle, police said. The suspects got out and shot at the officers, who returned fire. No one was hit, police said. Police did not say whether the carjacking victim was in the vehicle.
One of the suspects was arrested but the other ran away, police said. The name of the arrested man was not immediately released. Police identified the second man as John P. Murray, 24, who is wanted on parole violations. The carjacking victim had suffered minor injuries, police said.
Sentence in Slaying A Prince George's judge yesterday sentenced a Hyattsville man to life in prison plus 20 years for killing his girlfriend while arguing with her over his playing loud music, prosecutors said.
Circuit Court Judge Michele D. Hotten sentenced Treve A. Abel, 24, after finding him guilty April 26 of first-degree murder, first-degree assault and a handgun violation in the killing of Rochelle Fogarty. Abel had declined his right to a jury trial and chose a bench trial.
Shortly before 7 p.m. Sept. 28, Abel fatally shot Fogarty in the apartment they shared in the 6800 block of Red Top Road, prosecutors said. A witness said that Fogarty and Abel had been arguing over Abel's playing of loud music.
* A man was fatally shot last night while driving a car in the Fort Washington area of Prince George's, police said. Investigators said the victim was shot in the upper body and was found dead in the 800 block of Tantallon Drive East about 8:30 p.m. The victim's car crashed into a tree after he was shot, said Cpl. Debbi Carlson, a police spokeswoman.
Arrest in Killing A Laurel man was arrested and charged yesterday in the killing of an employee at a District automotive shop Thursday night, D.C. police said.
Raymond T. McCoy, 26, was arrested at his residence in the 7600 block of Stratfield Lane about 4 p.m., police said.
Police said that the victim, Kenzell Durham, 38, and a customer argued over a defective tire rim and about how the customer had parked at the shop, Nash Wheels and Tires in the 2100 block of Rhode Island Avenue NE, police said. The customer left the shop, returned with a gun about 7:30 p.m. and shot Durham, police said.
Durham, of the 6400 block of Roberts Drive in Temple Hills, was taken to Washington Hospital Center, where he died.
Bus Attack Arrest A Northeast Washington man was arrested yesterday in connection with an attack on a Metrobus driver that was caught on tape, a Metro spokeswoman said.
Tahir A. Toney, 22, was arrested on a warrant charging him with assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the June 1 incident in which a man boarded a bus at Third and T streets NE and threw a rock that cut the driver's lip and chin, said Metro spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein.
She said the arrest came after police canvassed the neighborhood and printed wanted posters that showed an image of the assailant in the attack. The incident was the first in which an attack on a driver was captured by an onboard camera, Farbstein said. Drivers have cited assaults as an increasing threat to their safety.
Sentence in Killing A Spotsylvania County judge sentenced a Newport News, Va., man to 58 years in prison for killing a stranger who gave him a ride and then stuffing his body in the trunk of the car, prosecutors said yesterday.
William O. Henderson, 26, was convicted in March of murder, carjacking and firearms charges in the May 2004 death of John Register, 21, of Spotsylvania. Register disappeared May 6 after he got off work, and witnesses told police that he had offered to give a stranger a ride. His body was found two weeks later in the trunk of his car on a quiet Newport News street.
Circuit Court Judge Herman A. Whisenant Jr. followed the jury's decision for Henderson. Under Virginia law, judges can accept or decrease a jury's sentence.
Woman Bites Attacker A man armed with a gun tried to rob a woman in her Springfield home yesterday, but she bit him and he ran away, Fairfax County police said yesterday.
The incident happened in the 6100 block of Amherst Avenue about 11 a.m. A 39-year-old Springfield woman told police that a man walked into her house through an unlocked front door, brandished a handgun and demanded money. The woman struggled with the man and bit him. Police would not say where.
The woman was not hurt, and the man fled without getting any money.
Compiled from reports by staff writers.