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8th Suspect Arrested in D.C. Girl’s Murder

July 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An eighth person has also been arrested in the murder of Makiyah Wilson. The arrest happened almost one year after the shooting occurred. Wilson, only 10-years-old at the time was gunned down in front of her Northeast D.C. home while getting ice cream.

On Monday, authorities announced they had another suspect in custody connected to the death of the young D.C. girl. Antonio Murchison, 26 was charged with premeditated first-degree murder while carrying a weapon. According to D.C. police, Murchison was also in jail at the time of the charges.

The shooting occurred last year on July 16, 2018 in the 300 block of 53rd Street NE. Four suspects wearing masks fired multiple gunshots into a busy residential courtyard. Police believe Wilson was not a target and was killed in the crossfire.

The men charged in the murder have also been identified. Marquell Cobbs, Darrise Jeffers, Qujuan Thomas, Quentin Michals, Gregory Taylor and Mark Tee Price have all been arrested. One of the young men, Cobbs is a minor who will be indicted as an adult. Quanisha Ramsuer has been charged with obstructing justice and interfering with the law.

However, police are still looking for another suspect, Isaiah Murchison, who is also Antonio Murchison’s brother. This would make the ninth suspect. A $5,000 reward has been issued by the U.S. Marshals.

Moreover, the suspects involved in Wilson’s death are connected to the Glizzy Murder Gang or Wellington Park. According to authorities, the shooting stemmed from fights between Wellington Park and Clay Terrace, both rival neighborhoods. 11 suspects have been named in the indictment.

On the night of Wilson’s murder, more than 60 gunshots were fired before the men sped off in an Infiniti sedan. Wilson’s 18-year-old sister and three others were also wounded in the process.

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