Homicide

Suspect charged in DC bus hijacking that killed pedestrian

  • Police work a crime scene after authorities say a man attacked a bus driver, stole the bus, then struck and killed a man after the bus jumped a curb.

    Police work a crime scene after authorities say a man attacked a bus driver, stole the bus, then struck and killed a man after the bus jumped a curb.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

  • A woman, who was said to know a victim, is emotional near the crime scene.

    A woman, who was said to know a victim, is emotional near the crime scene.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

  • A woman, who was said to know a victim, is comforted near the crime scene.

    A woman, who was said to know a victim, is comforted near the crime scene.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Police have charged a Washington man after they say he hijacked a bus, then struck and killed a pedestrian when the bus jumped a curb at a gas station.

Police announced in a news release late Tuesday that they've charged 30-year-old Keith Loving with second-degree murder.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier said at a news conference that the man later identified as Loving had a weapon and attacked the bus driver. She says he drove off after passengers and the driver fled. As the bus pulled into a gas station a few blocks away, Lanier says it went over a curb and hit a man, who was killed.

Police identified the man who was struck and killed as 40-year-old Anthony Payne of Washington.

Police arrested Loving at the scene.