Prince George’s police make progress in shooting death of dad on Beltway

WASHINGTON — The police said Thursday that they’re closing in on a resolution to the shooting death of a father of four on the Beltway Saturday night.

Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said the department is “getting somewhere” in its investigation into who killed Adriano Lombre, 55, who was found shot to death in his car Saturday night near the Pennsylvania Avenue exit.

The police have “information we think is very viable” as well as “other leads outside of that information,” Stawinski said.

Police have been getting help from Maryland State Highway license plate readers and traffic cameras, as well as information screens on the road asking people for tips.

Police need all the help they can get, Stawinski said, because of the nature of the case. The Beltway is “not a traditional community where people live, and see things and talk about things.”

He asked people to relay any information they may have, no matter how small, and even if they saw something before or after the approximate time of the crime on 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

“If there was an exchange on one of the feeder roadways that you may have seen, or … someone after that hour acting strangely on the side of the road, please call us,” Stawinski said.

Lombre’s car was distinctive — a white Mercury Grand Marquis with a rear window that included a large Redskins logo and the words SKIN FAN FOR LIFE.

A GoFundMe campaign for Lombre’s funeral expenses has raised more than $7,500.

WTOP’s Megan Cloherty contributed to this report.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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