PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTYMan Fatally Shot in Mount RainierA man was shot and killed last night outside an apartment building in the Mount Rainier area, Prince George's County police said. Police initially kept emergency workers from treating the wounded man because officers thought the gunman was still in the vicinity after the shooting, said Cpl. Clinton Copeland, a police spokesman.
The man, whose name was not released by police last night, was pronounced dead at the scene.
-- Clarence WilliamsPolice Request Information in Hit-and-RunPrince George's County police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that killed a 38-year-old Hyattsville man Monday. Investigators believe Hilmar Barillas was struck by a vehicle after he exited his 2000 Chevrolet pickup.
-- Candace RondeauxD.C. Man Convicted in Shooting DeathA Prince George's County jury convicted a District man Monday of murdering a Temple Hills man in January 2006. The jury convicted Lamont M. Brown, 33, of first-degree murder and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony in the shooting death of Andre D. Williams, 29. The two men were rival drug dealers who fought over turf, prosecutors said.
-- Ruben CastanedaSTATE CAMPAIGNSSteele Launches Drive to Retire DebtRepublican Michael S. Steele's U.S. Senate bid ended unsuccessfully in November, but he's still trying to pay the bills. In an e-mail solicitation, Maryland's former lieutenant governor asks supporters to help retire more than $200,000 in campaign debt.
"I will get straight to the point," Steele writes. "Steele for Maryland Inc. has just over $205,000 in unpaid bills from my Senate campaign. . . . You're one of the few I can count on to help me raise the dollars I need to pay all of my committee's bills."
Steele, who lost to former congressman Benjamin L. Cardin (D), has $626,357 on hand in a separate state campaign account. By law, that money cannot be used to retire debt from a federal race.
-- John WagnerMONTGOMERY COUNTYSilver Spring Burglary Suspect Charged A Silver Spring man has been arrested on charges of shooting at Montgomery County police when they tried to apprehend him Monday as a suspect in two burglaries, authorities said yesterday. Bradford Weston-Marquis Bass, 18, was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, burglary and other charges. Montgomery police said Bass fired at officers while they struggled to arrest him in Burtonsville. The officers did not return fire, they said.
-- Katherine Shaver