Police: Man Killed by MARC Train was Suspect in Slaying

By: Associated Press


LANHAM, Md. (AP) — Police say a man who was a suspect in a fatal shooting apparently killed himself by putting himself on the tracks of a commuter train in a Washington suburb.

Prince George’s County Police spokesman Cpl. Harry Bond says the man was killed by the train about 7 a.m. Monday on the Amtrak/MARC tracks in Lanham, Maryland.

Howard County Police spokeswoman Mary Phelan says an arrest warrant had been issued for the man, identified as 52-year-old Jacinto Del Prado of Greenbelt, Maryland. The warrant charged Del Prado with shooting two men, one fatally, in Jessup, Maryland, on Sunday.

Phelan says the two men were shot at a truck stop in what detectives think may have been a case of mistaken identity.