A friend of the man who police say shot two relatives and killed his 3-year-old daughter says Frederick Roy Miller is "not a monster."
Prince George's County police said Miller, 38, shot two of his relatives at a home on Farmer Place in Fort Washington Saturday afternoon. A police pursuit began shortly after on Branch Avenue, where Miller was shot and killed after exchanging gunfire with officers.
Miller's 3-year-old daughter was found inside his car suffering from trauma to the upper body, and died later that evening. Police say Miller stabbed and shot her prior to his own death.
"What I want people to understand is that Frederick was not a monster," Tori Bramble said. "He was very upset because his daughter had been, as he had said, 'Taken away from me.' He could not have contact with her."
The child’s maternal grandfather and great grandmother remain in critical condition.
"I can't even imagine how the families are dealing with the emotional trauma of losing a 3-year-old," Chief Mark McGaw with Prince George's County police said.
Miller worked as a technician for Verizon, and was also a rapper in his spare time. His friends say he hasn't been the same since suffering head trauma in a serious car crash several years ago, during which he spent nine days in a coma.