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Man Found Dead Behind New Carrollton Apartment Building

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    New Carrollton police are investigating the death of a man found outside an apartment complex Tuesday morning.

    Officers were called to the 7800 block of Riverdale Road at 3:49 a.m. after someone heard gunfire and saw a person on the ground. Police say 24-year-old Damato Anthony Coates was found lying in the grass behind the building suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

    Coates was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    Investigators do not believe the shooting was random. They're working to establish a motive and identify the suspect.

    The Prince George's County Police Department Homicide Unit will conduct the investigation.

    Stay with NBCWashington on-air and online for more on this developing story.