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PGPD Announces Arrest In Murder Of Marckel Ross

Police have been soliciting information about Marckel Ross' murder since September.
Markette Smith
Police have been soliciting information about Marckel Ross' murder since September.

Prince George's County police say an arrest has been made in the killing of a Maryland teenager gunned down while walking to school in Capitol Heights.

Police announced Monday that 20-year-old Travon Bennett has been arrested for the death of Marckel Ross, according to the Associated Press. The 18-year-old was shot Sept. 11 while walking to Central High School. The 11th grader was a track athlete at the school.

The charges against Bennett were not released. Police said additional details would be released on Tuesday. Police held a community meeting shortly after the shooting to ask for the community's help in solving the crime.

Experts have expressed concerns about the potential effects of the recent string of youth murders, which has claimed six students from Prince George's County this school year.

Teens Killed in Prince George's County in the 2012-13 School Year
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