Police: 2nd Suspect Arrested for Killing Maryland Woman Found in Burning Car

Police have arrested another suspect who they say was involved in a fatal shooting and burning of a Maryland woman last year.

On Tuesday, officers charged 22-year-old Marcel Vines, of Southeast D.C., with first-degree murder while armed in the death of 23-year-old Kerrice “KK” Lewis, the Metropolitan Police Department said in a press release. 

Police said they moved Vines from D.C. jail to the homicide branch. Police did not say in the release why Vines had been in jail.

Another man, 23-year-old Ashton Briscoe from Northeast D.C., was arrested and charged in Lewis' death in February.

Lewis, of Hyattsville, Maryland, was shot multiple times and stuffed in the trunk of her car, which was set on fire in an alley in the 800 block of Adrian Place SE on Dec. 28, 2017, police previously said.

About an hour before Lewis was found, 27-year-old Armani Niko Coles of Northwest D.C. was pushed out of a car onto Kenilworth Avenue near the D.C.-Maryland border, 2 miles away from the other crime scene. Coles, a building engineer for D.C. Public Schools, was shot multiple times.

Malique Lewis, 20, of Southeast D.C. was charged with first-degree murder in Coles' death in January.

A friend of Lewis and Coles previously told News4 that the two victims had been friends for years. Police were investigating whether the two killings could be connected.

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