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Arrest made in Bowie community center shooting

BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- An arrest has been made in connection with a shooting that happened at the Huntington Community Center in Bowie Tuesday evening, police said.

Christopher Carl King, Jr., 20, of Bowie was arrested Saturday, police said.

Man shot multiple times at Bowie community center

Maryland National Capital Park Police and Prince George's County police obtained an arrest warrant for King. He is wanted in connection with the shooting that happened Tuesday evening and left a 23-year-old man injured.

The investigation shows that King shot a Melvin Thomas Jr. several times after an altercation. King ran away from the scene, Maryland Park police said.

Thomas is still in the hospital in stable condition. King was determined to the suspect during the investigation.

He is described as a black man, standing 5'6", weighing 220 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has shoulder-length dreadlocks, according to authorities.

King is being charged with attempted murder, along with other shooting-related offenses.

Anyone with information on King's whereabouts is asked to call Detective Williams at (301) 492-9867 or 301-459-9088. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.

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