A 49-year-old Suburban Hospital employee has been arrested in connection to the death of a co-worker at the hospital, according to sources close to the investigation.
Sources have identified the suspect as Keith D. Little of Lanham, Md. Little has been charged with first-degree murder.
Montgomery County Police said they will hold a news conference Thursday morning to announce new developments in the death of Roosevelt Brockington Jr., a 40-year-old father and hospital employee, who was found dead in a Suburban Hospital boiler room on New Year's Day.
Montgomery County Police said Thursday at a news conference that Brockington was on the phone with a friend when he was stabbed more than 70 times. Police said the person on the phone heard someone enter the office and say, "Give me your money," followed by, "Do you have any more?" There was some commotion and the call ended.
Police said they received a break in the case Wednesday night. At about 9:20 p.m. they received a call from a hospital employee who said he or she observed Little carrying a bucket with a black ski mask and gloves in some kind of liquid. The employee thought that was suspicious.
Police said they reviewed surveillance cam footage and saw that Little was allegedly hiding something in a trash can inside the boiler room where Brockington's body was found. Police said they found a black hat with eye holes cut out and gloves.
Police arrested Little a short time later.
On Wednesday night, police conducted an unannounced canvas of people going in and out of Suburban, according to hospital officials. The canvas started at about 8:30 p.m. and ended about 15 minutes later. Officials said the actions were part of the continuing investigation.
Police said Thursday that the stabbing appeared to be "isolated, targeted and specific to the individuals."
Police said Brockington was Little's immediate supervisor. Investigators said Brockington recently reprimanded Little and gave him a performance evaluation that meant Little was not going to get a raise. Police said that may have been a motive in the stabbing.
Police also said Little was charged with first-degree murder in the District several years ago. That case involved a co-worker, but Little was not convicted of that charge, police said.
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