PALMER PARK, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland have charged two men in the slaying of an off-duty Maryland state trooper outside an Applebee's restaurant last week.

Prince George's County police said Monday that 27-year-old Cyril Cornelius Williams and 28-year-old Anthony Anderson Milton II are charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 24-year-old Trooper Wesley Brown.

The trooper was working as a security guard early Friday and had escorted Williams out after a dispute over an unpaid bill. Later Brown was shot multiple times in the parking lot.

Police say Milton told investigators that he and Williams carried out the shooting, though police wouldn't say who pulled the trigger.

The men have not yet retained attorneys, but a former attorney for Williams said his firm has represented him in the past and found him to be "a pretty good guy" who has won most of his cases.


Associated Press Writer Nafeesa Syeed in Washington contributed to this report.