Police: 71-year-old woman killed by stray bullet in Prince George’s Co.
A 71-year-old woman died after being hit by what police say was a stray bullet Thursday night in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
A 71-year-old woman was shot dead Thursday night in Prince George’s County, Maryland, during a shootout between vehicles.
Deborah Armstrong, 71, of Bladensburg, Maryland, was caught in the crossfire of a shooting between two vehicles, police said. The shooting happened at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Highway and Business Parkway, near Greater Landover.
Police responded to the shooting around 9:15 p.m. Thursday and found Armstrong suffering from a gunshot wound. Armstrong was taken to a hospital, where she later died, police said.
Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said she was “heartbroken and outraged” to learn of Armstrong’s death.
“The recent string of gun violence we have seen in Prince George’s County is absolutely unacceptable,” she said.
We are heartbroken and outraged to learn of the death of an innocent 71-year-old woman due to gun violence last night. The recent string of gun violence we have seen in Prince George’s County is absolutely unacceptable.
— County Executive Angela Alsobrooks (@CEXAlsobrooks) August 19, 2022
Police have not identified a suspect and are offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in the shooting.
Anyone with additional information should call detectives at 301-516-2512. Callers who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), go online or use the P3 Tips app with case number 22-0039268.
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