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Man found shot to death in Bowie


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police are investigating the early morning shooting death of a man at a home in Bowie Thursday.

Ali Amir, Junior, a long-time Metrobus driver was shot and killed at his home in the 9900 block of Chessington Way at about quarter of six this morning.

A relative reports that Amir was getting ready to leave for work and his wife, teenage son, and another teen were still asleep when the shooting happened.

"She called me and said 'there are men in the house!'" the relative said.

No one else was injured.

Police believe that this was not a random shooting and believe the murder may be drug related. Police are continuing to investigate the case and say they are looking for at least two suspects.

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4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda


BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Two Metrobus passengers are claiming injuries after the bus was involved in an accident on the Beltway Friday afternoon.

Authorities say that the Metrobus was involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle near the Old Georgetown Road exit on I-495.

Authorities report that two of the passengers in the involved vehicle are also claiming injuries.


FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20; DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

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Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. and Mount Vernon, Va. is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Sun., July 20 and handing out one free cupcake per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary at their Old Town Alexandria shop at 207 King Street and Mount Vernon at 8859 Richmond Highway from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Occasionally Cake will donate 50 percent of all their sales that day to Metropolitan School of the Arts youth scholarships of Lorton, Va. For more information, call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

The free cupcakes will be available in Chocolate Marshmallow, Red Velvet, Snickerdoodle, Funfetti and Strawberry Key Lime flavors with other flavors available for purchase. A variety of other flavors will be available for purchase.  Occasionally Cake will offer an anniversary special of four cupcakes for $8.

Police: Man caught touching self near neighborhood pool


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police have arrested a man who they say masturbated near a neighborhood pool.

Kevin Derrick Hoggard, 51, of the 11400 block of Deep Wood Drive, has been charged with two counts of indecent exposure.

On June 23, employees at a neighborhood pool told police that a man was masturbating in the upstairs window of a home located 25 feet from the pool.

Police say witnesses saw the same man naked and masturbating outside of the home on Tuesday, June 17.

Hoggard remains in custody at the Department of Corrections.


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Kayakers rescued from Patuxent River


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) --
"The 911 call was received for a kayaker in distress in the Patuxent River and frankly that's all we knew," says Chief Marc Bashoor, with the Prince George's County Fire Department.

Finding the kayakers was the first task rescuers faced. A man and woman had gone into the Patuxent River off Queen Anne Road, but had drifted about five miles upstream.

"The female tipped out of the kayak was able to get back in, then was pinned against a tree at some point," says Bashoor. The man was still in the kayak at that time, but the conditions of the water were not in their favor.

Md. police search for suspects in armed carjacking


BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Prince George's County Police Department is looking for four people in connection with an armed carjacking that happened in Bowie, Md. on May 31.

Police said the incident happened at 2:20 a.m. when four suspects jumped out of a silver or possibly gold Nissan Murano while the victim was parking his white Dodge Charger on Faraway Court.

According to authorities, one of the suspects was armed and took the victim's wallet and car keys. Police said the four suspects then took off in their car and the victim's car. The victim was not injured.

Police said they caught two of the suspects involved on surveillance video using the victim's credit card shortly after the incident.

Police: Man confessed to 6 movie theater bottle bombings


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 20-year-old Bowie man has been arrested for manufacturing and using bottle bombs at Prince George's County and Fairfax County movie theaters.

Police say Manual Joyner confessed to six bottle bombings at movie theaters in the metro area. He was arrested Saturday in the Bowie area outside a Home Depot where he worked.

Police say he set off bottle bombs in Tysons, Alexandria, Silver Spring, Largo and at Arundel Mills Mall. They say cell phone records trace him to some of the locations. They also say records on the Fandango website show he was the only person to purchase tickets for all the shows.