Police: 71-year-old woman killed by stray bullet in Prince George’s Co.

A 71-year-old woman was killed in Prince George’s County, Maryland, during a shootout between vehicles.

Deborah Armstrong, 71, of Bladensburg, Maryland, was caught in the crossfire of a shooting between two vehicles, police said. The shooting happened at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Highway and Business Parkway, near Greater Landover.



Police responded to the shooting around 9:15 p.m. Thursday and found Armstrong suffering from a gunshot wound. Armstrong was taken to a hospital, where she later died, police said.

Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said she was “heartbroken and outraged” to learn of Armstrong’s death.

“The recent string of gun violence we have seen in Prince George’s County is absolutely unacceptable,” she said.

Police have not identified a suspect and are offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in the shooting.

Anyone with additional information should call detectives at 301-516-2512. Callers who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), go online or use the P3 Tips app with case number 22-0039268.

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Hugh Garbrick

Hugh graduated from the University of Maryland’s journalism college in 2020. While studying, he interned at the Queen Anne & Magnolia News, a local paper in Seattle, and reported for the school’s Capital News Service. Hugh is a lifelong MoCo resident, and has listened to the local radio quite a bit.

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