University student killed in murder-suicide near campus

A University of Maryland junior was shot and killed by his father last night in an apparent murder-suicide, Prince George’s County Police confirmed today.

The suspect, 57-year-old Nasir Siddique, allegedly shot and killed his wife in their Bel Air home. He then drove to College Park, where he shot his son, Farhad Siddique, 19, before turning the gun on himself, according to PG County Police news release.

Police responded to a call around 10:30 p.m. near Parkside Apartments, where they found Siddique dead in a Jeep with his father Nasir.  He had been reported missing earlier that evening.

Authorities are still searching for a motive in the killings.

The tragedy comes on the eve of Siddique’s birthday, according to his Facebook account. He would have been 20.

Nasir Siddique served in the Army between 1981 and 1984 and again from 1987 to 2010, The Baltimore Sun reported. More recently, he served as a member of the Governor’s Commission on Maryland Military Monuments and worked in the Department of Public Works at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

Siddique is survived by his sister.

Public information officers from both departments have not yet responded to SBS’s request for comment. This story has been updated.

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