Police: Innocent man killed in crash involving fleeing suspect

Prince George's County Police held a news conference Friday afternoon to announce that a 22-year-old man from Southeast D.C. is now off the roads, but not before he allegedly left a trail of misery and devastation behind that included injuring an officer and killing an innocent driver.

Shocked and saddened neighbors paid their respects at the Clinton home of 61-year-old Charlie Viverett. His life unexpectedly ended Thursday when a suspect fleeing police crashed into his car.

"Very nice guy-- very nice. We talked to each other quite a bit and I saw it on the news so I stopped everything and ran up here to offer my condolences to his wife," said neighbor Orville Jennings.

Prince Georges County Police say it started at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday when an officer conducted a traffic stop in the 3600 block of Branch Avenue. During that stop, police say Larry Donnell Hinson, who was already on probation for armed carjacking, sped off, hitting and injuring an officer.

The injured officer and two other officers tried to catch up to Hinson.  About a half-mile later, he crashed into several cars, police said, killing Viverett. After hitting the victim's car, Hinson jumped out of his SUV and ran. Officers found him about 30 minutes later, hiding underneath a car. Police say the SUV he had been driving was stolen.

Hinson has been charged with several offenses, including assault on a police officer. Investigators say more charges are possible.


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