Customer shot, outside Exxon gas station in Suitland

- Police are searching for the person responsible for shooting and killing a man overnight at a Prince George's County gas station.

Police were called to the Exxon gas station in the 4700 block of Silver Hill Road just after midnight on Wednesday. Investigators say 27-year-old Wayne Pope of Suitland, a customer at the gas station, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A preliminary investigation indicates the motive for the shooting was robbery. According to witnesses, Pope didn't appear to know his killer.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.

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