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Charles County authorities investigate fatal shooting

A man was shot and killed Saturday night in Charles County, according to the county Sheriff’s Office.

Melvin Wayne Brown, 31, of Indian Head, was found on the ground in between two cars about 11:50 p.m. in the 600 block of Pomonkey Way in La Plata. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Charles County officials said Brown might have been visiting friends in the Phoenix Run neighborhood, where the shooting was reported.

No information was immediately available about possible motive or suspects. Police ask anyone with information to call the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at (301) 932-2222 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

Brown’s death is the second homicide in Charles County this year, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson said.

Luz Lazo writes about transportation and development. She has recently written about the challenges of bus commuting, Metro’s dark stations, and the impact of sequestration on air travel.

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