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Teen arrested in deadly shooting outside Prince George's County apartment complex

Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection to the fatal shooting.
Credit: WUSA9

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. — Editor's Note: A previous version of this story indicated that a 31-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with the homicide, in addition to the 16-year-old boy. Police released a statement on May 6 that said investigators received evidence from the man's family that proved he was not near the location of the murder. Police say the man was cleared of all charges so we have removed his name from this article. 

A man is dead after he was shot multiple times in Prince George's County Wednesday afternoon. Police have arrested a teenager in connection with the fatal shooting of the man. 

The Prince George's County Police Department identified the man killed in a statement Friday as Benjamin Ampong, 34, of Lorton.

According to police, a 16-year-old boy faces charges for first-degree murder and other offenses. The teen suspect will be charged as an adult, police say.

Officers were called to the Glen Rock Landing apartment complex in the 2500 block of Corning Avenue in Temple Hills around 1 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a shooting. Once on scene, they found Ampong suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police received a description of a car connected to the homicide. A responding officer witnessed a car matching the description leaving the area, officials said. After attempting a traffic stop, the driver of the car continued to drive and a brief pursuit was initiated.

The vehicle then crashed in the 4800 block of Wheeler Road and two people jumped out of the car and attempted to run away. One of the people who was fleeing was the 16-year-old and officers were able to arrest him in a nearby area.

The teenager is in the custody of Prince George's County Department of Corrections and is being held without bond.

Police are continuing to look for the second individual who ran from the vehicle.

Anyone who may have information about this case should contact Prince George's County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

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