Police Seek Help in Solving Murder of Prince George's Student

Marcus Jones, 16, died after leaving a birthday party Saturday night

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013  |  Updated 12:03 PM EDT
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Grief counselors and extra security were at Friendly High School in Fort Washington, Md., Tuesday after a 16-year-old student was murdered over the weekend. News4's Darcy Spencer reports.

Darcy Spencer

Grief counselors and extra security were at Friendly High School in Fort Washington, Md., Tuesday after a 16-year-old student was murdered over the weekend. News4's Darcy Spencer reports.

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Prince George's County police are asking parents to talk to teens who attended a Fort Washington party in an attempt to find out more on the shooting death of a student.

Sixteen-year-old Marcus Jones was shot after leaving the Saturday night birthday party.

WTOP reports that more than 200 people showed up Wednesday night at a community meeting at Friendly High School, where police asked parents and students to share anything they might know.

Police say the party on Saturday was carefully planned. Those invited were required to show identification at the door, but they say word of the party spread and some were turned away. When the party broke up at midnight, shots were fired as the crowd was leaving.

Police said a preliminary investigation revealed that Jones had walked to a car after leaving a home on Webster Lane. As he approached, an unknown suspect shot Jones and ran away.

Anyone with information should call police at 301-772-4925. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS or text "PGPD" plus their message to 274637.

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