Another Prince George's Co. Teen A Victim Of Gun Violence | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Another Prince George's Co. Teen A Victim Of Gun Violence

Play associated audio

Grief counselors were on hand Tuesday at a Prince George's County high school following the weekend death of a Fort Washington teen.

Sixteen-year-old Marcus Antonio Jones was leaving a house party in the 7700 block of Webster Lane late Saturday when he was shot and killed by an attacker who remains unknown.

Saturday's shooting is the fourth murder of a Prince George's county teen within the  current school year. At least two of the murders remain unsolved, including the August killing of 17-year old Amber Stanley who was shot and killed in her bedroom by someone who burst into her home, and the murder of 18-year old Markel Ross who was shot while walking to school in September.

The suspect in each case remains unknown, and at large.

Prince George's county police spokesperson Cpl. Maria McKinney describes what happen Saturday.

"The preliminary investigation shows that as Jones was was walking to a car after leaving a home on Webster Lane, an unknown suspect shot him and ran away," McKinney says.

Tension was high at Friendly High school today where Jones, known as Spike to his friends, was a junior.

"Everybody wants to know who murdered our friend Spike," says Anthony Dudley, a senior at Friendly High.

Dudley says counselors can help ease some of the anxiety at school, but few can control what happens in the streets.

"I'm terribly afraid; afraid of just walking around my way, cause once I got robbed at gunpoint," Dudley says. "That could have been me, but sadly it was Spike. There is a big concern about guns and murders around here, but it just gotta stop."

Prince George's County police have scheduled a community meeting Wednesday to address questions about their investigation into Jones murder.

NPR

We're Not Taking Enough Lunch Breaks. Why That's Bad For Business

Research shows that only 1 in 5 five people take a break and leave their desks to eat. Most workers are simply eating at their desks. But creativity can take a big hit without a change of scenery.
NPR

We're Not Taking Enough Lunch Breaks. Why That's Bad For Business

Research shows that only 1 in 5 five people take a break and leave their desks to eat. Most workers are simply eating at their desks. But creativity can take a big hit without a change of scenery.
WAMU 88.5

Opposition To Kindergarten Testing In Maryland Gains Bipartisan Momentum

The state Senate's Republican leader and teachers unions agree on at least one thing: Standardized tests for kindergarteners are a problem.

NPR

Clinton's Private Email Server Has Advantages, Vulnerabilities

While many of those messages are tucked away from the prying eyes of the public, it's not clear they are well-protected from hackers.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.