Man Arrested in Germantown Murder, Suitland Gas Station Killing

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the murder of a teenager at a Germantown, Maryland, home and the killing of a man at a gas station in Suitland, police say.

Furl John Williams was arrested and charged on Tuesday with the May 3 murder of 27-year-old Wayne Pope.

Pope was at a gas station in the 4700 block of Silver Hill Road in Suitland when Williams allegedly approached him with a gun. The two men got into a struggle and Prince George's County police say Williams shot Pope and stole his car.

On Thursday, May 4, Montgomery County police arrested Williams for another murder.

Police said Williams and another suspect, 23-year-old Eric Lee, robbed two people at gunpoint in the 12800 block of Kitchen House Way in Germantown, on Saturday, April 29. The robbery victims ran to a nearby house, where police say Williams shot four people. 

Amaru Amir Santos Johnson, 19, succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital, police said. The three remaining victims, a man and two women, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

After the shooting, Montgomery County detectives found a vehicle that had been stolen during an armed carjacking in Prince George's County. Williams' fingerprints were found inside the vehicle, police said.


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Williams has been charged with first-degree murder and home invasion. He is currently being held without bond.

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