Suspect in fatal shooting at Maryland truck stop found dead in apparent suicide

By Land Line staff | Monday, March 28, 2016

A man police say was wanted in connection with a pair of shootings that left one person dead and another critically injured at a Maryland truck stop on Sunday has been found dead in an apparent suicide.

The suspect – Jacinto Del Prado, 52, of Greenbelt, Md., - was struck by a train and killed at around 7 a.m. in Lanham, Prince George’s County, according to a Facebook post from the Howard County Police Department.

Authorities also identified the two men who were shot on Easter Sunday at a truck stop in suburban Baltimore in what they believe may have been a case of mistaken identity. The deceased victim has been identified as Chad Dewayne Daniel, 44, of Wesley Chapel, Fla. The injured victim, Warren Anthony Weeden, 57, of Baltimore, was transported to a local hospital, where he is reportedly in stable condition.

Police were summoned at around 1 p.m. on Sunday to a TA truck stop in the 7400 block of Assateague Drive in Jessup, where they found one man dead from a gunshot wound and another critically wounded. The suspect had fled the scene.

The truck stop is located off Route 1 at Route 175, both of which were shut down while a manhunt ensued.

According to the release, police believe Del Prado went to the truck stop to confront a man about a domestic matter. However, detectives suspect that Daniel and Weeden may have been shot in a case of mistaken identity.

Howard County and Prince George’s County police are working together on the ongoing investigation.

Sign up for eNews here and get all of Land Line’s headlines, features and special reports delivered to your inbox on a daily basis, absolutely free. All it takes is an email address.

Copyright © OOIDA

Comments