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Suspect Arrested in Slaying of Promising Maryland Teenager



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    Tyrell McArthur was arrested on Sept. 5, 2018.

    A suspect has been arrested nearly one month after a Maryland teenager and promising athlete was shot and killed in Takoma Park, Maryland.

    Tyrell McArthur, 22, has been charged with first- and second-degree murder in the death of 16-year-old Kevin Wilson. McArthur is being held without bond.

    Officers found Wilson suffering from gunshots in a parking lot behind Belford Towers apartments in the 6700 block of New Hampshire Avenue after 7 p.m. on Aug. 6. He was taken to a hospital, where he died a few hours later.

    Prince George's County police are still looking for 22-year-old Rayshawn Williams in connection to the shooting. Williams may have been injured and in need of medical attention, police said. 

    Rayshawn Williams
    Photo credit: Prince George's County Police

    Authorities said in August they were also trying to identify a third suspect.

    Wilson was a rising junior at Montgomery Blair High School. A talented athlete, he was the captain of the Maryland Seahawks traveling football team two years ago. 

    His former coach Jarvis Thomas said Wilson had a bright future ahead of him.

    "He played basically every position: quarterback, running back — [he] was basically one of the star players on the team," Thomas said.

    Anyone with information in the investigation to call 1-866-411-TIPS for a cash reward.

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