Hillcrest Heights, Md. --- Prince George’s County police quickly made an arrest after an armed man shot and killed another man filling his car with gas at the Open-24-Hours service station at the intersection of Branch Avenue and Colebrook Drive.
Police say they received a report of the shooting around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday. Arriving officers found an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. Police later identified him as 27-year-old Eric Eugene Walker of the 4200 block of Sheldon Avenue in Baltimore. Walker was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police have identified the suspect as 34-year-old Duane Lamar Williams of the 2600 block of 18th Street in Southeast Washington. A police spokeswoman said the preliminary investigation reveals that Walker had been pumping gas when he was accosted by Williams who brandished a gun. Williams chased Walker across Branch Avenue and shot him multiple times.
An off-duty D.C. police officer sat in a nearby car at the time. Police say the officer exited the car and identified himself as a police officer and attempted to make an arrest. At that point, police say Williams pointed his gun at the officer and attempted to fire, but the gun would not discharge. The off-duty D.C. officer was not injured.
County officers arriving at the scene found Williams and based on his erratic behavior, say they suspect he was high on PCP. Police attempted to deploy Tasers several times to subdue Williams without success.
Police were eventually able to subdue Williams, take his gun and place him under arrest. He is charged with first and second-degree murder and related charges. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections.
PCP has been dubbed “The Most Dangerous Drug.” WRC’s Tisha Thompson filed this report on PCP and PGPD training last November.
This was the third murder on Tuesday in the county. Earlier in the day, two teens were murdered in the 3700 block of Donnell Drive in Forestville.