A second suspect has been arrested in the July 16 shooting death of a 10-year-old girl from Northeast Washington D.C., who was killed while on her way to get a treat from a nearby ice cream truck in July.
On Monday morning, Quentin Michals, 21, turned himself into police after authorities announced him as a suspect on Saturday in the death of Makiyah Wilson, NBC Washington reports. Michals is facing charges of first-degree murder while armed.
The news comes just two days after officials arrested a first suspect, 20-year-old Quijuan Thomas, of Southeast D.C., on the same charges of first-degree murder while armed, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham stated at a press conference.
As previously reported by CrimeOnline, Makiyah was merely steps away from her home off of the 300 block of 53rd Street NE when five masked men exited a sedan before opening fire, and reportedly shooting off 60 rounds before fleeing the scene.
Makiyah’s 18-year-old sister and two other adults were also shot but survived the horrifying attack, which police have not yet revealed a motive for. The little girl, who had recently turned 10 and scheduled to begin fifth grade, succumbed to her injuries shortly after being shot.
Police are offering a reward of up to $45,000 for information related to the case, and are still searching for the three other men they say are involved. The suspect used a stolen car during the incident, according to Newsham. Authorities discovered the vehicle days after the shooting in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
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[Feature Photo: Makiyah Wilson/Handout]