Friday, August 5, 2016

In memory of Mr. Alonzo Jackson: 4900 block Marlboro Pike Capitol Heights "“gone but never forgotten”

From a Prince George's County police report: 4900 block Marlboro Pike Capitol Heights  The Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal shooting in Capitol Heights, Maryland on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. The victim is Alonzo Jackson, 68, of Southeast Washington.  On July 20th, at about 7:00 am, patrol officers were called to a gas station in the 4900 block of Marlboro Pike. When they arrived, they found Jackson suffering from a gunshot wound. He died at a hospital several hours later. The preliminary investigation reveals Jackson had just filled up his car when the suspect approached and shot him. The suspect then sped off in the victim’s car. The car is a 2015 black Dodge Charger with DC tags DF0113

According to the Washington Post, there was a moving vigil in Mr. Jackson's honor and memory at the site (the article includes some compelling photographs).

Demarko Wheeler, 20, of Washington DC, has been arrested and charged in the murder of Mr. Jackson.

From the Post article: In a statement read for her at the Sunday evening vigil by a relative, Jackson’s wife of 10 years, Thetis Nixon-Jackson, addressed his killer. She said a brief conversation with Jackson would have shown that “he was not the type of person you would have killed.”
The statement said: “You have no idea the pain you have caused me, my family, friends, and this community. We expect justice to be served. And maybe one day we will forgive you. May God have mercy on your soul.”

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