Two Arrests in Slaying of High School Band Volunteer Who Wanted to Be Professional Drummer

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Prince George's County Police

Police arrested two suspects in the fatal shooting of a drummer who volunteered with a Maryland high school marching band.

Prince George's County Police officers responding to a report of a shooting at 8:40 p.m. June 6 found 26-year-old Shahim Body suffering from gunshot wounds on the 5200 block of Leverett Street in Oxon Hill. He died several hours later at a hospital.

Police charged 25-year-old Jarrett Deon Jackson of Fort Washington and 28-year-old Jarrell Desean Jackson of Oxon Hill with first-degree murder and related charges.

The homicide apparently resulted from an ongoing dispute between the suspects and Body, police said.

Body got a full music scholarship to Hampton University, where he became a section band leader. After earning his music education degree, he returned to Oxon Hill High School and volunteered every day with the marching band.

He wanted to play drums professionally.

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