CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (WUSA) -- The call came in to Prince George's County police just after midnight -- 12:19 to be exact. A combination armed robbery, fatal pedestrian accident.
It all began when several people in a car were approached by at least two men armed with guns in the 12-hundred block of Oates Street in Fairmont Heights. The gunmen, who were wearing masks, ordered the people inside the car to get out and lie on the ground. One of the passengers did just that, but police say the driver, whom they described as "startled", accidentally ran over the passenger on the ground and killed him.
The suspects then fled the scene and, at last report, were still on the loose. Police have not said if anything was taken from the victims.
Anyone with information about the suspects in the case, most importantly, of course, who they are or where they are, are asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.