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Police: Man killed 3-year-old daughter before being gunned down in PG County

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A 38-year-old Landover man fatally shot and stabbed his 3-year-old daughter before being killed exchanging gunfire with five Prince George's County police officers and a state trooper on Saturday, officials said.

Frederick Roy Miller, of the 8000 block of Allandale Drive, had shot both of the infant's caretakers — her maternal grandfather and great-grandmother — just before 1 p.m. in the 4200 block of Farmer Place when he took off in a car with the infant, police said.

The two were in grave condition at a local hospital, police said.

Officers responding to the shooting pursued Miller until one of the wheels on his Nissan Altima fell off at the intersection of Branch Avenue and Beech Road, police said. He and the officers shot at each other, then he continued to drive down Branch Avenue before they exchanged more gunfire and he was killed, police said.

Police found the 3-year-old in the car, and she was taken to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The five Prince George's County police officers and one State Police trooper involved were identified as:

Patrol officers Alba De Jesus, Brett Fairbrother and Christopher Gehlhausen, all assigned to District IV. Fairbrother has been on the force for a year, and De Jesus and Gehlhausen have spent two and three years, respectively, patrolling the county.

Corporals Clarence Black, of the District IV Special Assignment Team, and Paul Schweinsburg, of the Regional Investigation Division. Black is a 12-year Prince George's County police veteran, and Schweinsburg is in his seventh year on the force.

State Police Master Trooper Williard Shelton, who has been assigned to the Forestville Barrack for 17 years.

None of the officers were injured, and all are on routine administrative leave pending the investigation.

Police are still seeking a motive in the domestic shooting of the girl's two relatives. The 3-year-old's mother was not near the shooting and was found unharmed, police said.

Anyone with information may call the Prince George's County Police Department's Special Investigative Response Team at 301-856-2660 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted via text message or online at http://www.pgcrimesolvers.com.

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