OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County detectives now say that the robbery turned murder may not have been the act of one man.
They believe the killer may have had an accomplice and there may have been a second person in the car that drove off.
Investigators are working around the clock on this case that took the life of a hotel restaurant manager. The surveillance video is clear.
A driver pulls into the parking lot of the Clarion Hotel in Oxon Hill Monday night. The gunman is seen walking in, then jumps over the counter, pointing a gun at a 22-year-old pregnant woman, demanding money. She hands over the cash. At the same time 27-year-old Jesse Chavez hears the cries for help from his co-worker. Chavez reaches the gunman as he's running out the door. There's a confrontation and then Chavez is shot in the upper body.
The gunman and whoever else maybe in that car is seen speeding out of the parking lot.
Chavez's family is left reeling from his death, with only memories of the man who played Santa for school kids, loved the Redskins and worked his way up as a food and beverage manager at the hotel where he died.
Police have also revealed the black car they're looking for is a Toyota sedan, possibly a Camry or Avalon.
Detectives desperately want to catch this killer because he's dangerous and is capable of anything, if anyone gets in his way.
There is up to a $25K reward for any information leading to an arrest. You can remain anonymous. Call the Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-8477 (TIPS)