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Charles Walker Jr. killed: 5 arrested for teen's murder

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Prince George’s County Police have arrested five suspects in connection with the murder of a 15-year-old Suitland High School student.

(Top; L-R) Glenn Leach, Derryk Green, Tayvon Williams. (Bottom; L-R) Jermani Whitner and Kevin Smith.
Police say Charles Walker Jr. was fatally shot during a robbery attempt for the shoes he was carrying.

All five suspects will be charged with first degree murder for allegedly killing Charles Walker Jr., a freshman who was targeted for his shoe purchase. Police identified the accused as 20-year-old Derryk Green of Alexandria, 23-year-old Glenn Leach of Southeast Washington, 18-year-old Jermani Whitner of Temple Hills, 21-year-old Tayvon Williams of Oxon Hill and 21-year-old Kevin Smith of Temple Hills.

Walker was shot to death Monday in the 4000 block of 28th Avenue in Hillcrest Heights. Family and friends say Walker was delivering a pair of Timberland boots to his girlfriend.

During a press conference Wednesday, investigators said all five participated in the crime, adding a Crime Solvers tip led them to the suspects.

Three of the men are being held in Prince George's County; two are in custody in D.C.

The day after Walker was killed, an 18-year-old Suitland High School student, Aaron Kidd, was shot and killed.

A total of six teens in Prince George's County have been killed this year.

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