COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — Police in Howard County are nonetheless attempting to determine what led to the county’s first murder of 2021.
Eighteen-year-old Simeon Mukuna of North Potomac was visiting a buddy on the Monarch Mills house complicated within the 7500 block of Monarch Mills Approach in Columbia round 5 p.m. Saturday when he was shot and killed. Police stated the suspect, 23-year-old Shawndel Weems, fled to his house after the taking pictures however ultimately surrendered with out incident.
Weems is being held with out bond on a number of fees, together with first-degree and second-degree homicide, first-degree and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
“We don’t consider Mukuna and Weems knew each other and we don’t have studies of an altercation,” police spokesperson Lori Boone stated.
Mukuna’s household and pals have been left heartbroken.
“He’s the one who says sure for something, even at college, he performed soccer, he appreciated taking part in guitar,” his sister Bernadette informed WUSA9.
Mukuna was a senior at Richard Montgomery County Excessive Faculty in Rockville simply months from graduating. Principal Damon Monteleon described him as an exquisite pupil with a brilliant future forward.
“That is the type of child that transcended cliques or social teams and someone that made a constructive impression actually wherever he was,” he stated.
Police are nonetheless investigating a potential motive and are asking anybody with data to contact them.