Kquante Markis Fisher shot to death inside Fort Washington home
FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WJLA) - A Fort Washington teen set to testify in another teen's murder trial was shot to death inside his home Wednesday morning.
Neighbors of Kquante Markis Fisher, 19, reacted Thursday to his sudden death.
“You want these children to live long,” says Michael Harris. “You don’t want to see these tragedies and it is tragic for the family.”
Fisher was found dead inside his home that sits at a quiet dead end street in Fort Washington.
“There was no forced entry and we believe Mr. Fisher was targeted,” says Chief Mark Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.
Police and Prince George’s County state’s attorneys say they saw Fisher on Tuesday when he came to receive a subpoena to testify in the January murder of 16-year-old Marcus Jones, a Friendly High School student.
Jones was shot to death while leaving a party in Fort Washington. Police originally arrested Fisher and 17-year-old Akil Ings, both suspected gang members, and charged them with Jones’ murder, but later determined Fisher was not the shooter and dropped charges. In exchange, Fisher agreed to testify against Ings.
“At this time we don’t know if Mr. Fisher was killed because he was a witness in this case, but we are working with police to investigate,” says Angela Alsobrooks, Prince George’s County State’s Attorey.
In March, poilce intercepted information about a threat on Fisher’s life and offered him witness protection. He reportedly denied protection then and when the State’s Attorney's Office offered again on Tuesday. He would be found shot to death the next day.
“They waited for everyone to leave for work to commit these types of acts. To me it looks like it was planned,” says Myron Morgan, a neighbor.
A reward of up to $25,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.