Ghanaian man based in Virginia in the United States known as Benjamin Ampong has died in a recent shooting in Prince George’s County, authorities said.
Ampong, 34, of Lorton, was shot and killed in the 2500 block of Corning Avenue around 1:00 p.m. on May 4, Prince George’s County Police said.
Officers arrested Anthony Shaw, 31, and a 16-year-old boy, both of Washington DC, in connection with the shooting. Police were able to locate Shaw and the teen attempting to leave the area, leading to a brief pursuit, say officials.
The suspects lost control of their vehicle and crashed on the 4800 block of Wheeler Road, where they began to flee on foot. The teenage suspect was arrested nearby and Shaw was later arrested in D.C., according to authorities.
A preliminary investigation suggests the suspects did not know Ampong and shot him after robbing him, police said.
Both suspects are charged with first-degree murder and related charges. The juvenile suspect is in the custody of the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections on a no-bond status, say officials.
According to Truenewsghana.com sources, Benjamin Ampong popularly known as Prime completed Kumasi High School and has been in the United States for the past decade.
Our sources indicate that he was preparing to come back to Ghana next two weeks before his untimely death.
Ampong was out to make his last purchase to wrap up his preparations for his visit to Ghana late this month.