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Cold case: Karis killed at Landover Hills convenience store


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Photo courtesy of Prince George's County Police Department. Richard Anthony Karis, of Capitol Heights, was shot and killed Nov. 12, 2005, outside a convenience store in the 4600 block of 68th Avenue in Landover Hills. Police are seeking information regarding Karis's death.

Photo courtesy of Prince George's County Police Department. Richard Anthony Karis, of Capitol Heights, was shot and killed Nov. 12, 2005, outside a convenience store in the 4600 block of 68th Avenue in Landover Hills. Police are seeking information regarding Karis's death.

Published on: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Richard Anthony Karis was shot and killed eight years ago, and Prince George’s County police are still looking for his killer.

Prince George’s County police and fire departments responded to a reported shooting just before 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at a convenience store parking lot in the 4600 block of 68th Avenue — across the street from the Landover Hills Volunteer Fire Department, according to police reports.

Karis, 30, had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.

Joe McDermott and Karis, of Capitol Heights, were traveling from Bowie to Karis’s girlfriend’s residence in Washington, D.C., when they stopped at the convenience store. McDermott went into the store while Karis slept.McDermott was shot in the back as he exited the store. When McDermott regained consciousness, he saw Karis lying dead in the parking lot.

Prince George’s County police said there were three witnesses, including McDermott’s friend who was working inside the store. But, Karis’s case remains open without new leads. Investigators are seeking the public’s help.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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