Police: White Oak Homicide Suspect Arrested

Montgomery County Police have arrested 33-year-old Markus Tyrell Dowdy in connection with a November 4 shooting in White Oak that resulted in the death of one man and the injury of another.

Dowdy was arrested in Takoma Park on Saturday, Dec. 2 by the United States Marshals, Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, for allegedly shooting and killing 34-year-old Marvin Jefferson of Silver Spring, according to an MCPD news release. Dowdy allegedly shot Jefferson after an argument at America’s Best Wings restaurant in the White Oak Shopping Center. 

According to MCPD, 3rd District officers and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the America’s Best Wings restaurant in the 11200 block of New Hampshire Ave. at approximately 5:51 p.m. on November 4. When officers arrived, they found two adult male victims with apparent gunshot wounds.

34-year-old Marvin Jefferson of Silver Spring was found outside the restaurant, and the second victim was found nearby. Both individuals were taken to a hospital, where Jefferson was later pronounced dead. The second victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was subsequently discharged from the hospital, MCPD said.

The investigation revealed that the shooting occurred following an altercation inside the restaurant involving Jefferson, the second victim, and Dowdy. Following the shooting, Dowdy fled from the scene. Before his arrest, Dowdy was considered by MCPD to be armed and dangerous.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Dowdy on Sunday, Nov. 5, charging him with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime, second-degree assault, and other related charges.

Dowdy, who has no known address, is currently held in the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit, awaiting a bond hearing.

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