High School Student Shot And Killed In Capitol Heights | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

High School Student Shot And Killed In Capitol Heights

Play associated audio
Investigators look for evidence in storm drains near the scene of the murder of 18-year-old Marckel Ross in Capitol Heights, Md. 
Armando Trull
Investigators look for evidence in storm drains near the scene of the murder of 18-year-old Marckel Ross in Capitol Heights, Md. 

Prince George's County Police are investigating the murder of an 18-year-old high school student that happened this morning on Central Avenue in Capitol Heights. 

The victim, who police have identified as Marckel Norman Ross, a junior at Central High School, was found shot in the chest this morning shortly before 7 a.m. He was on his way to school, NBC Washington reports.   

Ross' family describes him as a pleasant young man and a promising track athlete.

"I don't understand why this happened to him," says Marcell Thompson. "I'm looking at it wishing that it could have been me. If you asked anybody, all he did was smile all day."

Detectives were canvassing the neighborhood. A police spokeswoman said officer knew of no motive.

NPR

For Paul Cezanne, An Apple A Day Kept Obscurity Away

In the 1800s, still-life painting was the bottom feeder of the art world, but that's where the French painter chose to leave his mark. "I want to astonish Paris with an apple," he's said to have said.
NPR

From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
NPR

FBI, NSA Spied On American Muslims, Report Says

The latest revelation from Edward Snowden's NSA trove is a story that appeared in the online publication The Intercept. Five prominent Muslim citizens say they were spied on because they're Muslims.
NPR

What Burritos And Sandwiches Can Teach Us About Innovation

Is a burrito a sandwich? The answer may sound simple to you ... but the question gets at the very heart of a tension that's existed for ages.

Leave a Comment

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