Monday, July 16, 2012

Police Investigate Robbery and Pedestrian Death Near Fairmont Heights

Prince George’s County Police are investigating a citizen robbery which resulted in the death of a man who was run over by a vehicle near Fairmont Heights.

On July 15th, at approximately 12:19 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 1200 block of Oates Street for the report that a man had been run over at a robbery scene. Upon arrival, the victims advised police that a man had been run over and was trapped under a vehicle.

The investigation revealed that Bradford Anson McCoy, 30, of the 2300 block of Vermont Avenue in Landover, saw an acquaintance and three other men at the corner of Oates Street. McCoy parked his Comcast contract vehicle nearby and began to talk with the men. Three armed masked suspects approached the men on foot and announced a robbery. The suspects ordered McCoy and the men to the ground.

One of the suspects then approached a white sedan that was parked nearby. The suspect ordered a woman who was behind the wheel to give him the keys to the car. The woman, fearing for her life, attempted to drive away, striking McCoy, who was still on the ground. McCoy was pronounced dead on the scene. The woman remained on scene until police arrived. The suspects fled in McCoy’s Comcast vehicle, which was later recovered by Metropolitan police. Detectives are working to identify the suspect(s). The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 301-772-4230. 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, go to and submit a tip online, or tweet to @PGCrimeSolvers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a ashame to our community. I knew this man, grew up with him in my teen years. He was doing alright for himself, trying to get back on top. This is traegic to learn about this on the streets. My condolences go out to his family and friends.

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