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Fbi Agent Killed; Suspect Shot Dead

Tue., May 30, 1995

A suspect wanted in the shootings of two police officers killed an FBI agent Monday before being shot dead by authorities.

Acting on a tip, FBI agents and local police were on a stakeout to arrest Ralph McLean, 29, of Landover, Md.

But McLean surprised FBI agent William H. Christian Jr., 48, who was waiting in a car in a school parking lot, and McLean killed Christian in a burst of gunfire, police reported.

A foot chase with police ended several blocks away at a shopping plaza, where authorities shot and killed McLean.

Warrants had been issued for McLean’s arrest, charging him with the wounding of two District of Columbia police officers earlier this year, the FBI said.

Sgt. Eric Hayes was wounded Jan. 17 while he was sitting in his cruiser. Officer Vance Warren was wounded when he was shot through the window of a restaurant while he was working as a security guard on Jan. 10.

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