The mother of high school student who was gunned down on his way to school is speaking out on the arrest announced in the case. News4 Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins has the latest in the murder of Marckel Ross.
Prince George’s County Police announced arrests in two high-profile murder cases in Capitol Heights on Monday.
Travon Donnell Bennett, 20, has been arrested in the death of 18-year-old Marckel Ross, who was gunned down Sept. 11 as he walked to school.
Detectives believe Bennett shot Ross during a failed robbery. He has been charged with first- and second-degree murder and related charges, police announced Monday.
Ross was a junior at Central High School -- the second of seven Prince George's County teens to be shot and killed this school year.
A month after his death, Ross' mother said there was more at stake then just finding his killer.
“It’s not all about my child," Elizabeth Ross said. "It’s anyone’s child in the community. You let the murder go, someone else will get killed, and then it will be another mother standing here grieving, and we don’t want that.”
According to charging documents, Bennett was located due to his connection to an armed robbery, News4's Tracee Wilkins reported.
Police also arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of a 71-year-old woman earlier this month.
James Alphonso Ward, 46, of Capitol Heights, has been arrested in the death of Geraldine McIntyre, authorities announced Monday.
McIntyre was found Feb. 9 in her home in the 1200 block of Chapel Oaks Drive with stab wounds to her upper body. She later died.
Police say the motive in McIntyre's killing was robbery and that Ward stole a television from her home.
Ward has been charged with first- and second-degree murder and related charges. He was already in custody on an unrelated charge and remains in police custody.