Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018
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Police arrest a seventh suspect linked to the assassination of 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson

Makiyah Wilson, 10, was shot dead in July while she was traveling to an ice truck in northeastern Washington. (Family photo provided by Raven Hall) Peter Hermann Journalist covering crimes, in particular the DC Police Department December 7 at 4:57 pm DC police arrested another suspect on Friday in the murder of 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson, who was killed in front of his house. home in July when masked men shot. than 70 bullets in a crowded yard. Darrise Jeffers, 19, of Northwest, was charged with first degree murder while he was armed. He may appear for the first time in the Superior Court of Justice on Saturday. The police did not describe the role Jeffers would have played in the July 16 shootout, which the authorities said was caused by a neighborhood dispute between Wellington Park and Clay Terrace, where Makiyah was living. Makiyah was hit while she was holding a $ 5 bill for an ice truck in front of her apartment, 300 blocks away from 53rd Street NE. Police arrested six others, including a 16-year-old man charged with first degree murder. Police identified one suspect as the alleged driver of the vehicle used in the shooting and another as the alleged planner. Police said four masked gunmen opened fire. A woman who, according to the police, knew that several of the suspects had been accused of obstructing justice. .

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