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Man fatally shot and dropped off at fire station

Update, 4:20 p.m.:

Prince George’s County police identified a man fatally shot Friday morning as Charles R. Thompson, 27, of the 200 block of Whitehaven Circle in Fort Washington

Original Post:

A man was fatally wounded and then dropped off a Capitol Heights fire station early Friday morning, Prince George’s County police said.

Police were called to the Ritchie Volunteer station in the 1400 block of Ritchie Marlboro Road and found a shooting victim who taken there about 12:20 a.m., officials said. The man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators are still trying to determine where the victim was shot and have not identified the man, said Cpl. Clinton Copeland, a police spokesman.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.


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