P.G. police await help from people injured in attack

September 10, 1990|By Rafael Alvarez

Prince George's County police had no suspects yesterday in the attack on a Suitland apartment early Saturday in which one man was shot to death, two others were critically wounded and two women were raped.

Authorities said they did not expect to have any strong leads until detectives are able to interview survivors hospitalized after the violence in an apartment at the Andrews Manor development near the western edge of Andrews Air Force Base.

"Nothing has turned up yet. We're waiting for [the survivors'] conditions to stabilize before we can get more information," said Officer Mark Polk of the county police. "Everything points to it being drug-related, but we really don't know yet."

About 1 a.m. Saturday, four or five men -- most of them armed with handguns -- forced their way into the second-floor apartment. "We don't know exactly what they were looking for," Officer Polk said.

Police said the four men were tied up in the living room while the women were taken into a bedroom and raped by several of the intruders.

One of the men was able to free his feet and smashed through the living room window before leaping off a balcony and running for help.

Killed in the attack -- in which the men were shot in the head from short range -- was an 18-year-old Southeast Washington man identified as Sulaiman Yusiff Malik.

Police refused to identify the survivors, except to say they are all in their late teens to early 20s, for fear the gunmen might try to find them.

Investigators said the six friends were socializing in the apartment when there was a knock at the door. When someone answered it, the gang of gunmen burst inside.

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