Prince George’s police have arrested a man they say was high on PCP and who fatally shot a man while pumping gas in Hillcrest Heights on Tuesday.
Officers responded to the 2900 block of Colebrook Drive around 10:40 p.m. where Eric Eugene Walker, 27, of Baltimore was found shot as he was pumping gas at a gas station, police said. Walker was taken to a hospital where he later died, according to police.
Alleged shooter Duane Lamar Williams, 34, of southeast Washington, D.C., who police said appeared to be high on PCP due to his “erratic behavior,” was also in the area.
Officers struck Williams with Tasers multiple times in an attempt to subdue him, but were at first unsuccessful, police said. Williams was ultimately arrested and charged with first- and second-degree murder, according to police.
Police said Williams approached Walker as he was pumping gas and pulled out a handgun, police said. He then chased Walker across Branch Avenue and allegedly shot him multiple times, according to police.
County police said an off-duty Metropolitan Police Department officer was nearby and attempted to arrest Williams when Williams pointed the gun at him and attempted to fire, police said.
The gun jammed and the off-duty MPD officer was uninjured, according to police.
Williams is also charged with attempted first-degree murder, according to online county court records.
The handgun belonging to Williams was recovered and Williams is now being held in the department of corrections in Upper Marlboro, police said.
Earlier Tuesday, a double-shooting took place in Forestville where two 18-year-olds were shot, one fatally, around 5:35 p.m.
The victim who died in that earlier shooting was identified as a freshman from Suitland High School, police said.
County police said the incidents do not appear to be related.
A defense attorney for Williams was not listed with the courts Wednesday, according to online court records.
A phone numbers for Williams and a phone number for Walker’s family were not located.