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Shooting Leaves 1 Man Dead in La Plata

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LA PLATA, Md. — The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left one man dead in La Plata.

Authorities say officers responded to the Phoenix Run neighborhood for the report of gunshots Saturday night. Officers found 31-year-old Melvin Wayne Brown of Indian Head. Officials say he had been shot and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives are trying to determine a motive. The sheriff’s office is asking any witnesses to come forward with information.

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