Va. man, 44, shot to death in Jessup motel fHC


A 44-year-old Virginia man was fatally shot yesterday morning in a room at a Holiday Inn in Jessup, the result of a "simple lover's triangle," Howard County police said.

The victim, a Richmond area resident whose identity was not released pending notification of relatives, was found dead about 10 a.m. in a fourth-floor room of the motel at U.S. 1 and Route 175 after another person reported hearing gunshots.

The victim had been shot at least once in the chest, said Sgt. Gary Gardner, a police spokesman.

Police questioned a woman who had registered for the motel room, and last night obtained an arrest warrant charging her former husband, Adel George Hagez, 43, of Richmond, with first-degree murder. He was still being sought.

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