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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:46 PM

Police: U-Md. student kills housemate, shoots another, in murder-suicide

Source: Washington Post

By Matt Zapotosky and Maggie Fazeli Fard, Feb 12, 2013 05:35 PM EST
The Washington Post Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 12:35 PM

A dispute over a basement fire may have prompted a University of Maryland graduate student early Tuesday to shoot two housemates, one fatally, then turn the gun on himself, police said.
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The deadly incident began about 1 a.m. Tuesday outside a home in the 8700 block of 36th Avenue, a dead-end street of modest split-levels, most of them rented by students, about a block from campus.

Prince George’s County police said investigators believe that the graduate student lit a fire in the basement of the house, for reasons that were not made clear. His two housemates confronted him about it, authorities said.

All three men then went outside to the front of the house, where the student who had started the blaze shot one of the housemates, police said. As the second housemate tried to flee, the gunman shot him as well, police said. He then reportedly went to the back of the house and turned the gun on himself.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/police-u-md-student-kills-housemate-shoots-another-in-murder-suicide/2013/02/12/e32b1da6-751f-11e2-8f84-3e4b513b1a13_story.html



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Two U.Md. Students Dead After Murder-Suicide, Third Student Wounded
http://dcist.com/2013/02/two_umd_students_dead_after_murder-.php

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mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2013 OP
mikeysnot Feb 2013 #1
valerief Feb 2013 #2
ReRe Feb 2013 #3
Light House Feb 2013 #4
FailureToCommunicate Feb 2013 #5
Ikonoklast Feb 2013 #6
frylock Feb 2013 #7
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #8
onehandle Feb 2013 #9
hack89 Feb 2013 #10
Poll_Blind Feb 2013 #11

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:50 PM

1. Gunz save lives! PERIOD!

Saw it on a bumper sticker. So it must be true.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:55 PM

2. At least they had their freedumbs.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:01 PM

3. Just another sign of the times...

... the rupture of our society, when bright intelligent college and grad student's lives are cut short, before they can get out there an change the world.
God help their families deal with the aftermath of this tragic event.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:13 PM

4. Just another typical day in gun crazy America.

 

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:21 PM

5. 70+ people die every day from guns. Every one has a story. More parents grieving now

with this latest story...

Pretty damn sad.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:29 PM

6. Yay guns! They're the best!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:20 PM

7. another successful DGU story..

hallelujah!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:30 PM

8. Where the hell did he get an uzi from?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:07 PM

9. From gun culture. nt

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:25 PM

10. Most likely a civilian semi-auto version

basically an oversized 9mm pistol.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:32 PM

11. ^ This. Almost certainly.nt

PB

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