Two Suspects Arrested In Connection With Marcus Jones Murder | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

Two Suspects Arrested In Connection With Marcus Jones Murder

Play associated audio
Police Chief Mark Magawannounced the arrest of two suspects in the murder of Marcus Antonio Jones Thursday afternoon.
PGPD
Police Chief Mark Magawannounced the arrest of two suspects in the murder of Marcus Antonio Jones Thursday afternoon.

Two people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Marcus Antonio Jones, 16, of Fort Washington, Md.

At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Police Chief Mark Magaw announce the arrests of Akil Darnell Ings, 17, and Kquantae Markies Fisher, 19, for first-degree murder in connection with the death of Marcus Antonio Jones.

Police are asking for the public's help identifying and locating a third suspect.

Prince Georges’ County police had met with parents and residents in Fort Washington Wednesday night to answer questions about the investigation into the murder — the fourth murder of a high school student in the county in recent months.

More than 200 people made it out in the frigid evening to gather in the auditorium at Friendly High School, the same school that 16-year-old Marcus Antonio Jones attended until he was gunned down four days ago as left an adult supervised house party in Fort Washington.

Prince George's Police District 5 Commander Jason Bogue set the tone for the evening.

"It ticks me off that this tragic event had to happen," he said. "So we're here to appeal to your senses as members of the community to talk to your kids. Help us close this case."

Investigators and even some residents believe someone among the kids in this community knows who may have killed Jones. PTSA President William Jarvis Jonhson made an appeal to parents.

"That stuff they put on TV about snitching is over," Jonson said. "And you have to convince them that they must speak to you if they're afraid to speak to police."

About a dozen residents rose to ask questions including this mother from Fort Washington.

“What are you going to do to make sure our kids know how to protect themselves when they're not with us?" she asked. "When they tell us that they were threatened at school ... it hurts me to my heart."

NPR

From Bond Girl To Medicine Woman: Jane Seymour's Big Break

The actress is best known for her role as Dr. Quinn, the physician on the American frontier. But her big break came years before, when she played 007's tarot-reading love interest in Live and Let Die.
NPR

'Into The Wild' Author Tries Science To Solve Toxic Seed Mystery

Jon Krakauer has long been haunted by how Christopher McCandless died in the Alaskan wilderness. In a scientific journal, he and a chemist show that the seeds McCandless consumed can contain a toxin.
NPR

5 Things You Should Know About Ben Carson

The pediatric neurosurgeon, who entered the presidential race Sunday night, performed pioneering operations on conjoined twins and hasn't held public office before. Here's what you might not know.
NPR

The Promise And Potential Pitfalls Of Apple's ResearchKit

Apple's new mobile software platform is designed to help collect data for medical research, but concerns have been raised about privacy and informed consent.

Leave a Comment

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