Prince George's County police are investigating the death of a man who they believe was shot trying to rob two people in Hillcrest Heights early Sunday.
Investigators say the shooting happened at around 12:35 a.m. in the 4400 block of 23rd Parkway. Arriving officers found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators say the deceased man approached two people who were sitting in a car and pulled out a handgun.
A struggle ensued between the shooting victim and one of the men in the car, during which police say the would-be robber was shot.
Police identified the deceased as 26-year-old Cordell Antonio Brown of southeast D.C.
Police are currently treating the matter as a justifiable homicide and no charges have been filed.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Prince George's County Police Department Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. Anonymous callers may contact 1-866-411-8477 or text "PGPD" followed by a message to 274637. Tips can also be submitted online at www.pgpolice.org.