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PG County police seeking missing man

FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police need your help locating a critical missing person.

Paul Prout, 55, was last seen in the 3200 block of Walters Lane on December 10, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. 

Police say Prout suffers from schizophrenia.

Prout is described as an African-American male, 6', and 160 lbs.  He was last seen wearing a tan jacket, tan pants, and carrying a green backpack.  

Investigators say they believe Prout may be attempting to travel to New York.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Regional Investigation Division-Central at (301) 772-4911.

2 arrested for murder at Md. gas station

FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police have arrested two suspects for a murder at a Maryland gas station.

Police have arrested 22-year-old Alex Micah Marshall of Northeast, D.C. and 19-year-old Dominick Payne of Southeast, D.C. for the murder of Dalonte Allen Jackson.

On December 2, 2013, at about 3:00 a.m., police say they found Jackson suffering from a gunshot wound at the BP gas station in the 3200 block of Walters Lane in Forestville.

He was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital.

Preliminary investigation reveals this was a targeted shooting stemming from a drug-related robbery, officials said.

Both suspects have been charged with first and second degree murder. Payne is in custody at the Department of Corrections on a no bond status and Marshall is awaiting extradition to Prince George's County, officials said.

Homicide investigation underway at Md. gas station

FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police officers responded to the 3200 block of Walters Lane in Forestville at 3 a.m. for the report of a shooting.

We are told that a man was shot inside a BP gas station. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

Police have identified the victim as 25-year-old Dalonte Allen Jackson, of the 200 block of Eagle Head Drive in Fort Washington, Md.

Police say the preliminary investigation suggests one or more suspects shot the man as he was standing inside the gas station

Detectives believe the motive was robbery.

Police are offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest or conviction of the person responsible for the shooting. If you have any information, please call 1-866-411-TIPS.


Sinkhole swallows car in Md.

FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Officials say a water main break in Prince George's County created a sinkhole that swallowed a vehicle Thursday.

It happened at the intersection of Marlboro Pike and Forestville Road. The car has been removed from the sinkhole. 

Man dies after hit by truck in Md.

FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police say a man has died after being hit by a truck Tuesday morning.

Eugene Crawford Anderson, 52, of Lanham, was hit by a pickup truck on Pennsylavnia Avenue near Forestville Road at about 6:15 a.m. Tuesday. He was transported to a hospital where he died, officials said.

Police say the pickup driver hit Anderson as he was exiting southbound I-495 to merge onto northbound Pennsylvania Ave. 

Anderson was apparently in the roadway and was wearing dark clothing. It was raining at the time. The driver stayed on the scene, officials said. 

Speed is not considered a factor in this collision. 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (301) 731-4422. 

#GiveJoy to a child for the holiday season

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- LOG ON TO http://www.wusa9.com/givejoy to donate a toy or money to children via "Volunteers of America." 

Jan Jeffcoat is out on assignment and it's a GREAT assignment! Jan's in Prince George's County helping to kick off our holiday virtual toy drive!

WUSA9 has teamed up with the Volunteers of America Chesapeake on a new one-of-a-kind holiday campaign called "Give Joy" and it gives you a chance to help needy kids and families this holiday season with the click of a button. We're calling it a JOY DRIVE and you can buy a toy, donate or just send a holiday message virtually - from home, from work, from anywhere!

Between now and mid December Jan and the whole team here at wusa 9 will be bringing you stories about the people you can help. If you follow her on Twitter @JanJeffcoat you can get live twitter updates.

Largest Roses store in the US opens in Prince George's County

FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Thursday morning, the largest Roses department store in the U.S. and the first in Prince George's County opened in Forestville, Md.

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and Council Member Derrick L. Davis were there for the grand opening at the Forestville Plaza Shopping Center at 7706 Marlboro Pike.

This new store will be the largest Roses Department Store in the country and the first in Prince George s County.

Baker said in a press release, "We are working tirelessly to create jobs, opportunities, and diverse retail options throughout all the communities of Prince George's County and this new store will help this proud and historic community. Revitalizing shopping centers in the County is one of our strategies to transform neighborhoods and improve the quality of life for our residents."