Police Get A Big Break In The Makiyah Wilson Murder, The Family Of A 3-Year-Old Who Fell To His Death From An Apt. Files $100 (M) Wrongful Death Suit

Police get a big break in the Makiyah Wilson murder…

Police have arrested a man they believe carjacked a car that was used in last month’s shooting death of 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson in Northeast. 21-year-old Kevin Jones is accused of carjacking a 2008 black Infiniti G35 at gunpoint 16 days before the shooting of Wilson. The owner of the car, a female was pistol-whipped during the crime in Lanham. It happened outside of her home. She says she is still suffering headaches from the attack and she wants justice for Wilson.

Police say two men were involved in that crime and they are looking for a second suspect. Jones has only been charged with the carjacking. It is unclear if he was actually involved in the July fatal shooting of Wilson and three others on 53rd Street in Northeast. No one has been arrested in connection with her murder thus far. Officers hope this break will lead to more clues to those who may be involved. A large reward remains for information that leads to the arrest and prosecutions of those involved.

The family of a 3-year-old who fell to his death from an apt. files $100 (M) wrongful death suit…

The family of a three-year-old who fell 26 floors to his death in May at the Skyland Apartments on Seminar Road has filed a $100 Million Dollar wrongful death lawsuit. Syed Zaidi fell out of a window after apparently leaning on a screen at the high rise apartment complex.

The lawsuit comes just days after a two-year-old boy fell 24 floors to his death from a screened window at the same apartment complex. That child as not yet been identified.

“It is simply dangerous to children, and I hope that no other children have to die before Skyland Towers does something to make its property safe,” said Kim Brooks-Rodney, the Zaidi family’s lawyer.

He becomes the third child in as many years to die from falling from one of the screened windows at the Skyland Apartments in Alexandria, Virginia.

Equity Residential owns the building, they released a statement saying that they were cooperating with police.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very difficult time,” the statement said.

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