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WASHINGTON — A Prince George’s County police officer found a car stopped on the Capital Beltway shortly before midnight Saturday; inside was a man with multiple gunshot wounds, dead.
He’s been identified as Adriano Lombre, 55, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, who was also a father. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Prince George’s County police are treating his death as a homicide.
“This is very rare,” Capt. Anthony Schartner, a Prince George’s County homicide investigator, told WTOP. “We haven’t seen this in many, many years.”
The shooting happened on the northbound side of Interstate 495 at the MD-4/Pennsylvania Avenue exit. Police believe it occurred between 11:30 p.m. and midnight.
Shell casings have been recovered from the roadway itself.
Travel lanes on the Outer Loop were blocked and remained blocked for about four hours.
Schartner said the police need witnesses. But they have not yet received any phone calls with tips, which police consider “odd.”
“We know, because it’s a holiday weekend, obviously that’s a well-traveled area of the Beltway. Certainly, again, between Pennsylvania Avenue, at that time of the night, there should have been hundreds of motorists — even thousands of motorists traveling through that area,” he said.
Schartner also said that, as of yet, they don’t have a description for any suspects or suspect vehicles in the case.
“We know that somebody would have had to have seen or heard something.”
Anyone with information on this case can call the homicide unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-866-411-8477; text “PGPD” plus their message to 274637 on their cellphones; or submit a tip online.
According to police, Lombre was found at the wheel of his white 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis. It had a Washington Redskins logo on the back window.
Update: Anyone who saw homicide victim’s car on OL of Beltway near Penn Ave last night btwn 11:30p-12a is asked to pls call 866-411-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/JYiwK18lvI
— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) July 2, 2017
At around 2 a.m. Sunday, another separate, unrelated crash happened on the Inner Loop around the same area of the investigation, which blocked two lanes for about an hour.
Below is the area of the crashes and the homicide investigation.
WTOP’s Dick Uliano contributed to this report.