Clinton, Maryland: (Reform Sasscer)- Prince George’s County police said Friday they’ve arrested a Clinton, Maryland, man in the fatal shooting of a PGCPS parent who was a pro boxer on Christmas Eve.
Markell Lewis, 25, faces 36 charges, including first-degree murder, second-degree murder and multiple counts of attempted murder in the death of 30-year-old Danny Kelly J.
Police said the motive was road rage, and that Lewis confessed to the Temple Hills shooting.
“Our detectives were resolute in their determination to find Mr. Kelly’s killer who had no regard for anyone’s life when he opened fire on Christmas Eve. We hope this arrest offers his devastated family a bit of comfort as they continue to mourn this loss,” Police Chief Malik Aziz said in a statement.
The shooting happened on Dec. 24, when Kelly was driving northbound on St. Barnabas Road in Temple Hills with his girlfriend and three children to a holiday dinner around 4:40 p.m. An SUV pulled up alongside Kelly’s truck, and someone inside the vehicle opened fire.
Detectives said the SUV was a GMC Envoy, and that a family member of Lewis is the registered owner.
According to police, Lewis was later arrested on Dec. 27 on St. Barnabas Road for felon in possession of a gun. The gun that was recovered was linked to Kelly’s shooting death.
Police said they arrested Lewis on Thursday at his home in Clinton. He’s being held without bond.
Authorities are still looking for the GMC Envoy.
The police are asking anyone who has more information to call detectives at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device). Refer to case number 21-0059930.
At least 10 juveniles were killed last year in Prince George’s County, Maryland which was the worst year since 2008.
County Executive Alsobrooks has implored the community to come together to “disrupt the cycle of violence that is growing again.”
According to Alsobrooks, for example, there have been 162 carjackings in Prince George’s County. She acknowledged on Tuesday this week and said that juveniles are responsible for 96 of them.
“And so this tells us a lot about where we’re headed. And we must do something right now to disrupt it,” Alsobrooks said.
Dr. Monica Goldson a CEO for PGCPS who was selected through public corruption has never spoken publicly about the out of control fights and public corruption sweeping quietly through the school system. These willful violations include closing down schools ready for real estate option, paying off lawyers, siphoning money off to friends and family etc. Prince George’s county citizens must raise up and demand answers without delay. These out of control fights and other purposeful disregard are not fair to county residents, their families and United States.
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