Second suspect, person of interest sought in slaying
Woman shot outside Waldorf bar
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has issued a second arrest warrant for another individual allegedly involved in a shooting outside a crowded sports bar in Waldorf, where one woman was killed and a man was wounded, shortly after a fight broke out inside during the early morning hours on Saturday.
Police are actively seek- ing Anthony Dangelo Wilkins, 33, of Waldorf, accused of firing several shots, one which fatally struck Miaquita Gray, 26, of Lexington Park in the upper body, outside
the Beer 4 U sports bar, according to a sheriff’s office spokesperson. Another round grazed the leg of a 24-year-old man, a cousin of the slain wom- an. Also sought by police in connection to the fa- tal shooting is Charles Leon Thompson Jr., 33, of Waldorf whose arrest warrant was announced Tuesday afternoon by the sheriff’s office.
Wednesday afternoon, police released photos showing a woman who is also being sought in the case as a person of inter- est. The woman police are attempting to identify was wearing a green dress and eyeglasses, and appears to have tattoos on her arm and leg. She was in the bar prior to the inci- dent and was seen talking to the suspects in the parking lot when the al- leged shooting occurred, according to the sheriff’s office.
Gray, who did not appear to be the intended target, died shortly after the shooting at a nearby hospital, the spokesperson said.
Around 1:25 a.m. on Saturday, sheriff’s office deputies responded to the sports bar located at 2177 Crain Highway for a reported shooting, police stated. Through their investigation, detectives determined a man was as- saulted inside the bar by a group of suspects just minutes before. When the 24-year-old man, also acquainted with the man who had been attacked, went outside to speak with Gray in the park- ing lot, Wilkins allegedly pulled out a gun and fired several shots.
Gray, who worked as an assistant manager at a department store in St. Mary’s Laurel Glen shopping center, was a 2008 graduate of Great Mills High School and took business courses for two years at the College of Southern Maryland, according to her mother, Delores Gray, a retired St. Mary’s correctional officer.
Miaquita Gray went to the club with some cousins, including one who was singing there that night in collaboration with her boyfriend, the club’s DJ, her mother said.
A group of people confronted the DJ in a bathroom, where they “beat him up and robbed him,” Delores Gray said, adding that her daughter and her companions went outside before her cousin was wounded. “The bullet that hit [him] in the leg killed my daughter,” Delores Gray said. “It ricocheted off him.”
Wilkins and Thompson remain at large, and a cash reward has been offered for information leading to their arrests.
Wilkins is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds, has long hair he wears in corn rows, and has multiple tattoos on his neck, chest and arms.
Thompson is 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds, and has tattoos on his arms and neck.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. B. Buchanan at 301-6096477. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com.
Police released these images of a person they are searching for as a person of interest
Charles Leon Thompson, Jr., 33, of Waldorf
Miaquita Gray of Lexington Park was shot and killed at a bar in Waldorf.