Sec­ond sus­pect, per­son of in­ter­est sought in slay­ing

Woman shot out­side Wal­dorf bar

Maryland Independent - - Front Page - By AN­DREW RICHARDSON and JOHN WHAR­TON arichard­son@somd­news.com jwhar­ton@somd­news.com

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.

Wilkins

COUR­TESY OF THE CHARLES COUNTY SHER­IFF’S OF­FICE

Po­lice re­leased these im­ages of a per­son they are search­ing for as a per­son of in­ter­est

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Charles Leon Thomp­son, Jr., 33, of Wal­dorf

Wilkins

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Mi­aquita Gray of Lex­ing­ton Park was shot and killed at a bar in Wal­dorf.

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