FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (CBSDC/AP)— Two teens, 17-year-old Akil Darnell Ings and 19-year-old Kquantae Markies Fisher, have been arrested and charged in the weekend shooting of Marcus Antonio Jones.
Police say they were called to the 7700 block of Webster Lane in Fort Washington at about midnight Saturday. Officers found 16-year-old Jones outside suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Witnesses say Jones was leaving a well-chaperoned birthday party when he was shot. At a news conference held Thursday afternoon, police said the shooting was gang related. Ings and Fisher are affiliated with a local gang and Jones was affiliated with a different gang, according to Police Chief Mark Magaw.
The department is asking for the public’s continuing cooperation in identifying and locating a third suspect.
The arrests came after a Wednesday night meeting hosted by police and school officials drew about 200 people to the cafeteria of Friendly High School, where Jones was a student. The purpose of the meeting was to get tips and calm the community’s frayed nerves.
WNEW’s George Mesthos contributed to this report. Follow him on Twitter.
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