PRINCE GEORGE'S CO. - Police have identified the suspect who died in an officer-involved shooting Wednesday in Oxon Hill.
27-year-old David Edward Hall, who had just shot and killed a man inside a liquor store, was fatally shot by an officer after running towards the officer and ignoring his commands. Police say the officer was near the scene when he heard Hall, of Temple Hills, fire gunshots.
The victim that Hall shot inside the liquor store has been identified by police as 25-year-old Ralland Whitfield, of Lothian. Police say Whitfield had just made a purchase inside the store when Hall shot him multiple times. The motive for the murder is still under investigation, but police say the two knew each other.
Prince George’s County Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting Wednesday in which an officer fatally shot a suspect who had just killed a victim at a liquor store in Oxon Hill.
Police say the suspect was at a liquor store in the 6200 block of Livingston Road when he shot and killed a man around 1:15 p.m.
A non-uniformed Prince George’s County police officer who was in the area waiting at a traffic light got out of his car at the sound of gunfire and started running toward the toward the store.
Investigators say the officer shouted commands at the suspect who was running toward the officer. The suspect ignored those commands and the officer fatally shot the suspect after noticing he had a gun according to Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski.
“We know the suspect fired several times and we have several shell casings from that weapon,” said Stawinski. “We also recovered that weapon on the body of the suspect.”
The officer has not been identified but was said to be a robbery specialist who was on duty but on his way to an unrelated assignment.
It is unclear what initially led to the liquor store shooting, but police say they are continuing to investigate.