Police: Father shoots and stabs daughter in Md. shooting

TEMPLE HILLS Md. (WUSA9) -- Two people were shot and a man and his 3-year-old daughter are dead after Prince George's County responded to the report of a double-shooting in Temple Hills, Saturday morning.

Police have identified the suspect as Frederick Roy Miller, 38, of the 8000 block of Allandale Drive in Landover.

Authorities responded to the 4200 block of Farmer Place in Temple Hills, where Miller shot and critically injured a man and a woman. Both of the victims have life-threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital, police said.

The investigation shows while police were still at the scene of the shooting, they started pursuing the suspect/shooter, who was driving a Nissan Altima, authorities said.

The suspect stopped at Beech Rd. and Branch Ave., where an exchange of gunfire happened, police said. The suspect then stopped again in the 4600 block of Branch Avenue, where another exchange of gunfire happened, police said. The suspect was shot and killed, authorities said.

Police found a 3-year-old girl, Miller's daughter, in the car, suffering from gunshot wounds. Based on the investigation, Miller stabbed and shot his daughter.

Prince George's County Police Chief Mark Magaw said in a press conference Monday that police believe the girl was alive and with Miller when he left the house based on surveillance footage from a neighboring home. Magaw said he has little doubt the girl was stabbed in the vehicle and then shot from close range while police were in pursuit.

Authorities said the woman shot is the great grandmother and man shot is the grandfather of the child. Both victims are in grave condition, police said.

No officers were injured in the incident. Authorities said six officers were involved in this shooting. The involved officers have been identified as: Patrol Officer Alba De Jesus, assigned to District IV, Corporal Clarence Black, a 12-year veteran assigned to the District IV Special Assignment Team, Patrol Officer Brett Fairbrother, who's been with the department for a year and currently assigned to District IV, Corporal Paul Schweinsburg, a seven-year veteran assigned to the Regional Investigation Division and Patrol Officer Christopher Gehlhausen of District IV, who's been with the PGPD for three years.

Authorities said all of the officers are with the Prince George's County Police Department.

Master Trooper Williard Shelton with the Maryland State Police, a 17-year veteran was also involved in the shootout.

All of the officers and the trooper are on routine administrative leave, authorities said.

The shooting is still under investigation, police said. The motive behind the incident is still being investigated. Authorities said, the 3-year-old's mother was not at the scene of the shooting and was not hurt. The girl's mother had custody of her daughter, police said.

It is still unclear why and when the father killed his daughter.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Special Investigative Response Team at 301-856-2660. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and sumbit a tip online.


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