Man shot and killed in Waldorf shopping center parking lot, authorities say

 A man was shot and killed in a shopping center parking lot on Tuesday afternoon in Waldorf. 

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The Charles County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened at around 3:09 p.m. in the Smallwood Village Shopping Center.

Authorities say the suspect and the victim, who has been identified as John Ercell Staton, 54, of Newburg, were involved in an altercation when the suspect produced a handgun and shot Staton multiple times. 

Staton was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

The suspect reportedly fled the scene in a grey passenger vehicle. 

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