By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected]
A man, now identified as 23-year-old Jerome Robinson of Southeast, D.C., was shot several times on the Suitland Parkway on the morning of Oct. 23 and later died at a hospital just after 10 a.m.
According to WTOP, police responded to the area of Suitland Parkway and Silver Hill Road after a reported shooting around 9:30 a.m.
NBC4 Washington reported that witnesses heard about 20 gunshots. One source said the weapon used to shoot the victim was an AK-47 assault rifle.
“I seen some guy shooting,” an unnamed woman told News4. “They were in the car. He was sitting in the passenger’s window and he was just shooting a machine gun.”
Another source said that Robinson himself had a gun.
U.S. Park Police Sgt. James Dingledien said it’s possible the shooting might have begun with an incident that involved people in two separate vehicles, NBC4 Washington reported.
Police said Robinson got out of his car and ran across the Suitland Parkway, where he was ultimately shot from the other vehicle.
Other cars were also hit during the shooting; no one else was hurt.