Murder Suspect Allegedly High on PCP at Time of Gas Station Shooting
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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Duane Williams has been arrested for killing one man and attempting to kill an off-duty police officer during an alleged drug-induced rampage at a gas station in Hillcrest Heights, authorities say.
Williams, 34, is believed to have been high on PCP when he shot and killed 27-year-old Eric Eugene Walker around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday.
Walker, of the 4200 block of Sheldon Avenue in Baltimore, was pumping gas when Williams approached him and brandished a gun. He was chased and shot multiple times as he attempted to run across Branch Avenue, police say.
An off-duty D.C. police officer was sitting in a nearby car at the time of the shooting. Williams attempted to shoot the officer as he attempted to make an arrest, but his gun would not fire.
Authorities say he was found a short time later by Prince George’s County police officers. The allegedly intoxicated Williams was Tasered multiple times by police as they attempted to subdue him.
Police say it’s not uncommon for a person high on PCP to be able to withstand such force. He was ultimately taken into custody and charged with first- and second-degree murder.
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