Four men were indicted yesterday on first-degree murder charges stemming from a shootout in May at a Hyattsville apartment complex in which a man was killed. A fifth suspect, University of North Carolina football star Derrick Fenner, was previously charged with first-degree murder in the slaying.
Fenner and the four indicted by a Prince George's Circuit Court grand jury yesterday allegedly fired shots into a crowd on May 23 at the Kirwood Apartments at 2717 Nicholson St. in a battle over drug distribution territory, according to Hyattsville police and court documents.
Marcellus Leach, 19, died of a gunshot wound to the head, and a 17-year-old juvenile was wounded, according to the indictment.
Those indicted yesterday on charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, assault with intent to murder, attempted murder, illegal use of a handgun and accessory after the fact to murder were Tyrone Anthony Davis, 21, of 1151 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill; Lorenzo Hazel, 20, of 5803 Fountain Rd., Oxon Hill; Richard Henry Day, 31, of 720 Shepherd St. NW, and Warren Ransford, 22, of 64 Galveston Place SE.
Davis and Hazel also were indicted in an unrelated incident on two counts of kidnaping, two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of robbery, two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon openly, two counts of assault and battery and two counts of theft.
The four men indicted yesterday are being held in the county Detention Center. Fenner, 20, of Oxon Hill, is free on $100,000 bond.