Asian Convenience Store Clerk Fatally Shot During Attempted Robbery

January 22, 2021

FORT WASHINGTON, Maryland—Prince George’s County Police arrested four suspects responsible for fatally shooting a store clerk during an attempted robbery on Monday, January 18.

Investigators say Jang was shot and killed during an attempted robbery at Food Zone. When officers responded to a robbery-in-progress, Jang was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The store still remains closed, according to Fox 5.

The Romero family lit candles in memory of John Woo Young Jang outside the Food Zone Wednesday night.

Omar Romero says they live next door in this Fort Washington neighborhood and stopped by the store every day, reports Fox 5

Flowers still remain in memory of 66-year-old John Woo Young Jang from Laurel.

On Thursday, January 21, Prince George’s County Police Department announced that four suspects have been identified and charged. Quasean Reeves, 27, Andron Wood, 37, Keionta Hagens, 40, and Thaddeus Lamont Wills, 47.

Image via PGPD

The suspects are all charged with first-degree murder and related charges. A court commissioner ordered Reeves and Wood held without bond at the county’s Department of Corrections. Wills and Hagens are being held on a no-bond status in Charles County, according to Prince George’s Police Department.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) Please refer to case number 21-0002906.

Feature Images via PGPD

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