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Shooting victim found inside burning car in Md.

Wednesday - 3/21/2012, 2:41pm  ET

WTOP/Kristi King
Officers were called to the complex at about 1 a.m. (WTOP/Kristi King)

Neighbors recount shooting scene

WTOP's Kristi King reports from Fort Washington, Md.

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FORT WASHINGTON, Md. - Prince George's County police say a Greenbelt man was found shot inside a burning car at a Fort Washington apartment complex.

Cpl. Evan Baxter, a police spokesman, says officers were called to the 1100 block of Palmer Road about 1 a.m. Wednesday for a report of the sound of gunshots.

Police say officers found a burning vehicle and 33 year-old Marcellus Jermaine Jackson was inside, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

An officer pulled Jackson from the vehicle and tried to put out the blaze. Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say detectives are working to identify a suspect and motive in this case.


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