Monday, April 1, 2013
The 20-year-old man was indicted after a gun used in a robbery was tied to Marckel Ross' death.
A 20-year-old man has been indicted on charges of murder in the death of a Prince George's County teenager. Marckel Ross was gunned down as he walked to school the morning of Sept. 11, 2012. According to the Prince George's County Police, Travon Bennett was arrested in a street robbery. The gun allegedly used during that crime was the gun used to kill Ross. Bennett was arrested in February. Ross, 18, was a junior at Central High School. Police spent days knocking on doors trying to find out information about the teen's death. Since Ross' murder a number of other Prince George's County teens have died due to gun and gang violence. An arraignment date has not been scheduled. Read related stories here:
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The teen was killed on Sept. 11, 2012 while walking to school.
A 20-year-old Bryans Road man was arrested in the murder of a Prince George's County teenager. Prince George's County Police Chief Mark Magaw announced Monday that Travon Bennett was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Marckel Ross, a junior at Central High School, on the morning of Sept. 11, 2012. "...We are the guardians of our community," Magaw said. "When something unimanigable happens, it's our jobs to respond and assure the criminals are caught and prosecuted so they can't hurt anyone again." For months it seemed Ross' murder remained unsolved, but a break in October actually helped police identify Bennett as a suspect. Maj. Michael Straughan said that suspects were identified in area citizen …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Elizabeth Ross, mother of a Pr. George's student shot and killed last September, will speak after a film tonight that features a survivor's account of Virginia Tech mass shootings.
Prince George's County residents will have the opportunity to chime in and learn more about the national gun control debate Monday night, when the New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt hosts a Reel and Meal event featuring "Living for 32." The movie is the account of a young survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech mass shootings taking a lead on strengthening the nation's gun-control laws. Colin Goddard recently met with Vice President Joe Biden to discuss solutions for the nation's issue with gun violence and also has been working on the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The film was selected in the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Several other guest speakers will be in attendance:
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The teen was gunned down on Sept. 11 as he walked to Central High School.
Prince George's County police officers and detectives spent Monday morning talking to community members along the roadway where 18-year-old Marckel Ross was gunned down while walking to Central High School on Sept. 11. They stopped cars and spoke to commuters along Old Central Avenue, hoping to engage the community once again in the investigation into the death of an area teen. Ross was killed at 6:50 a.m. as he walked in the 6100 block of Old Central Avenue in Capitol Heights. Police have since learned that an unreported robbery occurred in the area a short time before Ross was killed and they'd like to speak with that victim. The teen's mother also stopped by to urge anyone with information to come forward. A cash reward of up to $25,000…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Prince George's County Police will meet with the Central High School community about the death of Marckel Norman Ross.
Detectives and other police officials will hold a community meeting Wednesday in Capitol Heights to discuss the fatal shooting of Marckel Norman Ross. Ross, 18, a junior at Central High School, was fatally shot while he was walking to school the morning of Sept. 11 in Capitol Heights. Police are hoping to address any concerns and questions regarding the investigation into Ross' murder. The meeting will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Central High at 200 Cabin Branch Road. Related Content:
Monday, September 17, 2012
A memorial tribute was held Friday for Marckel Norman Ross, a Central High School junior, gunned down while walking to school on the morning of Sept. 11 in Capitol Heights.
On Friday afternoon, the Central High School community gathered on their football field to release light blue balloons in honor of a classmate that was gunned down last week. Marckel Norman Ross, 18, a junior at Central, was fatally shot while he was walking to school Tuesday morning in Capitol Heights. As news broke of Ross' murder, classmates and friends took to social media to grieve. Messages about Ross continue to be published on various social networks. See photos from the memorial tribute, vigil and messages about Ross here. On Thursday, students remembered their classmate with a makeshift vigil. It was back to school night at Central High School and Prince George's County Police met with concerned parents to discuss the case and …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The high school will host a memorial for Marckel Ross Friday.
This week has been hard for students and faculty at Central High School mourning the loss of a student that was gunned down while walking to school Tuesday. Marckel Ross, 18, was a junior at Central High in Capitol Heights. On Friday, the school will honor him at 2 p.m. in the football field. Students will wear light blue shirts and assemble on the school's football field and release light blue balloons. The school is also accepting cash or money order donations on behalf of his family for a memorial fund in Ross’ name. For more information, contact 301-499-7080.