Police hunt for D.C. man wanted in May shooting, robbery

WASHINGTON – Prince George’s County police are looking for a D.C. man wanted in a May shooting and robbery.

Police say Franklin E. Hunter, 21 of the 4700 block of B Street SE, tried to rob two people on May 7 in Capitol Heights. He shot one of the victims in the leg as the victim tried to run away and jump a fence.

The shot victim was treated for non-life threatening injures and has since been released from the hospital. The second victim was hit in the face by an object and was treated at the scene, police say.

Hunter could face charges of attempted murder and armed robbery, police say.

Police say they identified Vaughn K. McPherson as Hunter’s accomplice. McPherson, 20 of the 3500 block of Pearl Drive in Capitol Heights, was arrested 24 hours after the robbery, police say.

According to court records, McPherson is charged with two counts of second degree assault and one count of theft. He has an August trial date.

Police say Hunter has stars tattooed on his arms. He also has tattoos on his face.

Police ask anyone who knows where Hunter is to call investigators at 301-772-4425, or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or text “PGPD” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

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