During an apparent carjacking at a local gas station on Tuesday, a 54-year-old Maryland man was shot and killed.
Around 11 p.m. on Dec. 19, officers arrived at a gas station in Largo, Md., to find Lee Alexander Thomas suffering from gunshot wounds. Thomas was transported to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries a few hours later, the police statement says.
Thomas was believed to have been killed during this carjacking, although authorities are still investigating the incident.
A report by NBC Washington states that two men shot Thomas while he was pumping gas before fleeing with his white BMW.
The victim’s brother, Ernest Thomas, shared that Lee Alexander Thomas was a Metro bus driver. According to him, his brother bought the white BMW from an old classmate and the car meant a lot to him.
The reward for information leading to the murder suspect’s arrest and indictment is $25,000.
The Prince George’s County Police Department said it was investigating several other alleged carjackings that occurred Monday night.
There were three other carjackings reported Monday evening by the Prince George’s County Police Department. One carjacking was reported in the 3300 block of Dodge Park Road in Landover at about 6:20 p.m., another in the 6500 block of Annapolis Road in Landover Hills at about 8:30 p.m. The third incident took place at about 10:30 p.m. on the 2100 block of Brooks Drive in District Heights.