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17-Year-Old Fatally Shot at Frederick, Maryland, Hotel: Sheriff

Malakai Tyrelle Cooke, of Brunswick, was found dead at a Country Inn and Suites on Spectrum Drive, authorities said

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A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed early Friday at a Frederick, Maryland, hotel, authorities say.

Officers responded to the Country Inn and Suites in the 5500 block of Spectrum Drive about 2 a.m. to reports of gunshots, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said.

The victim was found dead on the scene. He has been identified as Malakai Tyrelle Cooke, of Brunswick, Maryland, the sheriff’s office said Friday afternoon.

Detectives conducting an investigation. The sheriff's office said to expect a heavy police presence in the area "for quite for some time."

No suspects are in custody. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the sheriff’s dispatch at 301-600-1046 and reference case #21-034259.

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