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Maryland man charged in deaths of Uber driver, passenger

August 28, 2019

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man faces murder charges in the deaths of an Uber driver and another passenger who was picked up as part of a ride-share option.

Authorities with the Prince George’s County Police Department say 42-year-old Aaron Lanier Jr. of Fort Washington faces charges in the shooting deaths of the driver and the second passenger Tuesday in Oxon Hill.

They say 46-year-old Beaudouin Tchakounte of Frederick was the driver who picked up Lanier and later picked up 31-year-old Casey Xavier Robinson of Accokeek.

Police found both men, suffering from gunshots, about 9:45 p.m. in the car that was stopped in a road.

Investigators say they’ve found no connection between Lanier and the two dead men.

It wasn’t clear Wednesday evening if Lanier has an attorney.

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