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."