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Prince George's Police Seek Information In Student's Murder

Mother 'always had this fear' about son walking to school

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A flier seeking information on the killing of Marckel Ross posted at a community meeting hosted by Prince George's County police. 
 
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  A flier seeking information on the killing of Marckel Ross posted at a community meeting hosted by Prince George's County police.   

Prince George's County Police are reaching out to the public for help in solving the murder cases of two teenagers shot in the first month of this new school year. Marckel Ross, a junior at Central High School was shot and killed September 11 while walking to campus. Flowers High School student Amber Stanley was shot and killed in August.

Investigators joined Marckel's mother, Elizabeth Ross, at Central High School last night in search of clues to help them find the shooter.

"I cannot rest and I cannot sleep since this happened to my son," Ross said. "But I always had this fear, since he's been going here, that something was going to happen to him ... It is a long walk." 

Ross had worried about her son walking more than a mile to school, she told the other parents and residents at the gathering, but she couldn't leave her job to take him to campus. Since his death, the school board is offering temporary bus service to students who live along the route that 18-year-old Marckel took to school. 

"So whatever y'all have to do, please do it," she said. "And please find the person who murdered my son because he didn't deserve this." 

Police are also asking for information in the death of Amber Stanley, who was shot and killed in her home during a home invasion just two days after the semester started. 

"Right now, we haven't received the one tip or the two tips we need in reference to both of those homicide investigations that would lead to an arrest," Deputy Chief Craig Howard said. "So I'm urging anyone in the community that might have information to give us a call."

In both shooting deaths, police say, the students appear to have been to innocent victims.

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