CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (CBSDC) — Students of Central High School bid a final farewell to their popular classmate who was gunned down last week while walking to school.
Family and students filed into Jericho City of Praise Church in Landover to honor the life of a beloved student at Central High School in Capitol Heights. Marckel Norman Ross, 18, was shot and killed on his way to school last Tuesday.
Those in attendance say Ross was a very popular and well liked at school.
Many paying their respects Tuesday were wearing buttons with a picture of his face and messages such as “Angel of Mine.”
One student still seemed in total disbelief that she won’t see his face walking through the halls again.
“He was a nice kid,” one student told All-News 99.1 WNEW reporter Matt DelSignore. “He touched everybody that he came in contact with. It’s just sad that he’s gone.”
The school’s principal called him a “strong student and bright spirit.”
Meanwhile, investigators continue the search for the person responsible for Ross’ murder.
On the day of his death 30 police academy members combed the area of the shooting lookin for evidence. Detectives have also been canvassing social media and interviewed school officials and students in search of a motive.
So far no suspects have been named. A $25,000 reward is still being offered for information that leads to an arrest and indictment.