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Charles County man charged with Central High student's murder

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Published on: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

By Jim Davis

Prince George’s County Police Department arrested a Charles County man for the homicide of 18-year-old Marckel Norman Ross, who was gunned down while walking to school in September, announced Police Chief Mark Magaw at a press conference Monday.

On Sunday, homicide detectives arrested Trayon Bennett, 20, of Bryans Road. He has been charged with first-degree murder, and he is being held on a no-bond status at the Prince George’s County Correction Center in Upper Marlboro, Magaw said.

Ross was a junior at Central High School. He was walking to school around 6 a.m. Sept. 11, when he was shot and killed in the 6100 block of Old Central Avenue in Capitol Heights.

When police and fire units arrived on the scene, they discovered the Capitol Heights teenager suffering multiple gun shots to his upper body. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Ross was the second teenager to be fatally shot in Prince George’s County in a two week span.

In late August, 17-year-old Amber Stanley, of Kettering, was shot to death while sleeping in a second floor bedroom in her home. Police officials said an adult male suspect kicked in the front door of the home and shot Stanley multiple times while she was asleep. The victim’s mother and two sisters were in the home at the time of the shooting; they were able to escape to safety.

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