Assistant D.C. police chief reassures community that search continues for murder suspects

Makiyah Wilson (Family Photo)

Assistant D.C. Police Chief Chanel Dickerson is reassuring the community that police are actively searching for the suspects who killed 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson and injured four others.

“We are committed to finding the people responsible,” Dickerson said. “I have to just respond because some people feel like we are maybe handling the investigation passively and that is the furthest from the truth.”

Among the evidence they are combing through is surveillance video.

“I do believe that some members of the Clay Terrace community know who came inside of their community and drove into that courtyard with no other way but the way they came in,” Dickerson said.

ANC Commissioner Tyrell Holcomb says Makiyah’s murder sent shock waves throughout the community.

“And I think now frustration is starting to set in, I don’t think anything would do the community’s heart good, my heart good, family’s heart good then to bring these individual’s to justice,” Holcomb said.

A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

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