WASHINGTON — Monday, Police arrested an eighth person accused in the shooting death of 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson last year.
Antonio Murchison, 26, is charged with first degree murder while armed. Monday is the eve of the one year mark since Wilson's death.
Previously, 11 people were indicted in the shooting of Makiyah Wilson. Police said Monday they have arrested eight people in the case, though they could not comment on the remaining three people, and could not release the names of the previous arrests.
A car pulled up to Wilson's neighborhood last July and opened fire while she was on her way to buy ice cream, police said earlier.
Last week, U.S. Marshals announced a $5,000 reward for information that leads them to a man named Isaiah Murchison, who is believed to be a gunman in the Wilson shooting. MPD would not say if Isaiah is related to Antonio Murchison, the man arrested Monday.
Makiyah Wilson was shot and killed on July 16, 2018 in the 300 block of 53rd Street NW. She would have turned 11-years-old on May 31.
More than 100 people marched in her honor in the city's Clay Terrace neighborhood in May of this year on what would have been her birthday.
Her mother, Donnetta, pleaded for an end to street violence.
"Stop the violence," she said. "Please stop the violence."
Makiyah's father, Michael, said he's confident the community supporting his family will be able to make a change.
"We are the leaders of the city right here," he said. "We got to step up and speak out."