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Two arrested for tow truck driver slaying

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Two men were arrested in connection with the June 7 Oxon Hill slaying of another man.

Prince George’s County police arrested Andre Sanders, 40, and Christopher Damon Sanders, 24, in connection with the slaying of Anton DeMichael Agurs, 43.

Agurs was found lying in a roadway in Bald Eagle Road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His wife Alethea had known Anton for around twenty years.

“My best friend is gone. Not just my husband, not just the father of my children. He's truly my best friend,” she said. Anton had a 13-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old son.

“I have to raise my children alone. Their father's not here for them. Someone shot him down for no reason,” Alethea said.

Agurs left his Capitol Heights home for a job and never came back. Police found Agurs’ body at the entrance to Oxon Cove Park, just off the Beltway, in an area that’s not well lit and can be deserted at night.

The 43-year-old ran his own tow-truck business. Friends say it wore on him at times, but he saw it as a service.

“He still goes out and does it because people need him, so...that's the type of guy he was,” said Charles Smalley, a neighbor. Eugene Phillips, another neighbor, described Agurs as a family man who “worked hard, drove his tow truck, didn't bother nobody.” “I don't understand. I just really don't,” Phillips said.

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