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US Marshals Offer $5,000 Reward to Find Suspect in Makiyah Wilson Killing

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    US Marshals Offer $5,000 Reward to Find Suspect in Makiyah Wilson Killing
    Isaiah Murchison

    U.S. Marshals are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a man wanted in the 2018 killing of 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson.

    Isaiah Murchison is one of 11 people a grand jury indicted in connection to Wilson's death.

    Wilson was killed last July while on her way to an ice cream truck. Four men jumped out of a black car and opened fire into a crowd of people, striking Wilson and two others. The little girl was just feet from her front door when she was shot and killed, police have said.

    According to the indictment, the suspects involved in Wilson's killing were all part of a street gang known as the Glizzy Murder Gang or Wellington Park. The indictment named 11 suspects and says the murder stemmed from disputes between rival neighborhoods, Wellington Park and Clay Terrace. 

    Murchison is charged with first-degree murder and is a known member of the Wellington Park crew, the U.S. Marshals said.

    The indictment also linked Wilson's murder to the 2017 murder of 24-year-old Carl Hardy outside the Potomac Gardens housing complex in Southeast D.C.

    Hardy was slain nearly a year before Makiyah Wilson. He died Oct. 1, 2017, of injuries he suffered in a shooting three weeks earlier in the 1200 block of I Street SE.

    The 26 charges in the indictment include two felony murders, street gang conspiracy, assault with intent to kill, assault, obstruction of justice and possession of firearms. 

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    During preliminary hearings over the past several months, tensions have often run high in the crowded courtroom as family and friends of the defendants sit on one side, and Wilson's family and friends sit on the other, which has lead to heavy security at the hearings.

    Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Murchison is urged to contact the Metropolitan Police at (202) 727-9099, send an anonymous text to 50411, or send an anonymous tip to the Marshals at http://www.usmarshals.gov/tips.

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