OXON HILL, Md. (ABC7) — On Wednesday, an outburst of violence began inside an Oxon Hill liquor store when police say a man ambushed an acquaintance before being shot and killed by an officer.
According to police, 27-year-old David Hall fired multiple shots in front of the clerk’s station at the liquor store which is located at the corner of Livingston and Oxon Hill roads, killing 25-year-old Ralland Whitfield.
Witnesses say Hall ran outside with his weapon in hand after the shooting and he and others running drew the attention of the Prince George's County Police Corporal Andrew McKenney.
McKenney was in his car, jumped out and immediately confronted Hall. Police say Hall refused to drop his weapon and refused to stop running. That's when police say McKenney opened fire, killing Hall.
The whole episode was witnessed by more than a dozen people, including Jermaine Payne.
"I heard the gunshots as I was walking down the street," said Payne. "I'm just hurt right now... I don't know what to say, I'm just tired."
Sources tell ABC7's Brad Bell that Hall and Whitfield knew each other and that Hall, who was known to carry a gun, was angry that Whitfield had intervened in a previous dispute between him and another person.