Police Blotter for Jan. 22

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Man dies after escaping from fire

A 65-year-old Prince George's County man has died after escaping a fire in his home, fire officials said.

About 10 p.m. Sunday, firefighters were alerted to a fire in the basement of a two-story duplex on the 6600 block of 24th Place in the Lewisdale area.

When they arrived, firefighters discovered that a man and his wife had already escaped their home. The man was conscious and expressed concern for his three dogs and three cats inside the home, but he was having respiratory issues and was complaining of chest pains, officials said.

As paramedics were preparing to take the man to a hospital, he suffered cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead after he arrived at the hospital.

Firefighters were able to locate all three of the dogs and two of the cats. The third cat is considered "missing in action," said Prince George's County Fire/EMS spokesman Mark Brady.

Arrest in shooting of delivery man

A 20-year-old Glenarden man who was wanted for the attempted murder of a food-delivery man has been arrested.

Wayne Hunter Jr. shot and robbed a man who attempted to make a food delivery on the 8400 block of Hamlin Street in Glenarden on Jan. 13, according to Prince George's County police.

On Saturday, Hunter turned himself into authorities. After he was arrested, he became combative and assaulted a detective, police said.

Hunter is charged with attempted murder and armed robbery for the attack on the delivery man, and he also faces charges in connection with the assault on the officer, police said. He is being held without bond.

- Naomi Jagoda and Scott McCabe

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