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Seventh Suspect Arrested in Makiyah Wilson Homicide Case

Police arrested a seventh suspect in the death of Makiyah Wilson, the 10-year-old girl who was gunned down while heading to an ice cream truck in Northeast D.C. this summer, police said.

Darrise Jeffers, 19, of Northwest D.C. is the sixth person charged with first-degree murder in the case. A woman is charged with obstructing justice.

Wilson was killed July 16 when four men jumped out of a car and opened fire on a group of people outside on a hot summer night. 

The little girl, who had recently finished fourth grade, was heading to an ice cream truck when the shooters fired on the 300 block of 53rd Street NE

The Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Jeffers Friday.

Five others have been charged with first-degree murder in the case: Mark Tee Price, Gregory Taylor, Quentin Michals, Qujuan Thomas and 16-year-old Marquell Cobbs, who is charged as an adult.

Quanisha Ramsuer, 25, of Southeast DC was charged with obstructing justice.

Prosecutors say Michals was the ringleader, organizing the shooting because of a beef he had with someone in Wilson's neighborhood. 

The night that Wilson was killed, the gunmen fired more than 60 shots, got back into an Infiniti sedan and sped off. 

Juveniles Shot in DC in 2018

The victims include a 10-year-old girl who was killed and a 3-year-old boy who was hurt.

Source: NBC Washington reporting and Metropolitan Police Department press releases. NBC Washington submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for police data on all shootings of juveniles in 2018 thus far. The request is pending.
Note: Dates listed are the dates of the shootings, not, when applicable, the deaths of the victims. Map includes victims age 17 and younger.

Four other people, including Wilson's 18-year-old sister, were shot and wounded.

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