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71-year-old rideshare driver dead after he was found on side of road shot multiple times in Temple Hills

Police arrested a 17-year-old boy for the crime on Wednesday.

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. — A 71-year-old rideshare driver was shot multiple times and killed in Temple Hills Saturday evening. Homicide detectives have arrested a 17-year-old boy for the crime.

Prince George's County police said officers were called to the 3700 block of Dunlap Street for a reported welfare check around 5:30 p.m. At the scene, they found 71-year-old Abdul Rauf Khan of Springfield, Va. on the roadway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Khan was pronounced dead several hours later at a hospital, police said.

PGPD believes Khan was driving rideshare at the time of the shooting. The events leading up to the incident remain unknown.

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Khan's widow, Saba Rauf, was bereft, thinking of her husband laying on the street. "No one is there. Did he call my name? Did he call his daughter? Did he call for help or something?" she said, weeping at her home in Springfield, surrounded by relatives.

PGPD Chief Malik Aziz said at a news conference Wednesday that the teen is one of three people arrested in connection to Khan's death; a second 17-year-old and a 19-year-old were also arrested. 

Police said they arrested all three during a traffic stop at the intersection of Garrett A. Morgan Boulevard and Central Avenue in Landover on Tuesday, where they recovered Khan's stolen vehicle.

Khan had a Pakistani restaurant in Alexandria for decades. In 2017, Alexandria Police hailed him as a hero for saving a police officer who'd been attacked by a man with a knife.

"They think it's just somebody that they can kill and he was nobody," said Khan's nephew, Agha Raza Ali. "He was somebody. He was a pillar of his community."

Khan was working for Lyft to support his wife, a Fairfax County teacher, and his 16-year-old daughter. His daughter was on her way back from a college visit to U.V.A.,  hoping to tell her dad all about it when he got home at 5:30 -- about the time he was murdered.

"If they want the car, they [could take] it. Why did they do that? Why?" Rauf asked.

At this time, police are searching for potential suspects and are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. 

PGPD is asking anyone who may have any information on this homicide to please call detectives at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) Please refer to case number 22-0009470.

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