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A shotgun-wielding robbery suspect was arrested Wednesday for an alleged hold-up he led in a Landover parking lot.

Ronald W. Morgan, 18, of Bladensburg was charged with first- and second-degree assault for the Sept. 22 incident in the 2300 block of Brightseat Road.

According to a warrant obtained by Prince George’s police, Morgan and two other suspects attempted to commit an armed robbery when they approached two people who were sitting in a vehicle, said the county sheriff’s office.

Morgan pulled out a sawed-off shotgun from his pants and announced a robbery, but one victim tried to wrestle the shotgun away from Morgan, sheriff’s deputies said. At that time, the other suspects opened fire into the victims’ vehicle, said sheriff’s office officials.

Both victims managed to escape without injury and the three suspects ran away.

Morgan was arrested near his home in the 4200 block of 58th Avenue in Bladensburg.

Morgan is charged with first- and second-degree assault, use of a firearm to commit a crime, possessing an unregistered shotgun, armed robbery, robbery, theft and reckless endangerment.

A defense attorney for Morgan was not listed with the courts as of Friday, according to online county district court records.

Court records show Morgan has a preliminary hearing set for Jan. 28.

A phone number for Morgan’s family could not be located.

djgross@gazette.net