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Police release video in Oxon Hill hotel employee shooting

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 1:51pm  ET

Clarion Hotel Oxon Hill (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
The Clarion Hotel is located at 6400 Oxon Hill Rd. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)

OXON HILL, Md. - Police are reviewing surveillance footage after an employee at a hotel in Oxon Hill was shot and killed Monday evening.

Police identified the victim as Jesse Alexis Chavez, 27, of Lorelei Court in Fort Washington, Md.

According to Prince George's County police, the suspect fled the scene but was caught on camera.

Officers tell WTOP the shooter entered the Clarion Hotel in Oxon Hill, confronted Chavez with a handgun and made a demand.

Cpl. Maria McKinney says there was a confrontation between the gunman and Chavez who worked in the hotel bar, which ended with the employee shot outside the hotel.

The suspect ran to a car and fled in a dark-colored sedan, police say.

A short time later, around 10 p.m., authorities responded to find the worker bleeding with a gunshot wound to his "upper body," police said.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police have not released the name of the victim.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477), text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Follow @WTOP on Twitter.

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