Man Faces Prosecution for Killing at Laurel Hotel


An 18-year-old Washington, DC, native has been arrested and charged after an investigation into the killing of another man at a hotel on Laurel Fort Meade Road in late June. Malachi Tavon Ellis was taken into custody, charged with first and second degree murder, armed robbery, assault and conspiracy charges. He is being held without bond. The shooting occurred on June 25. Police say they believe a second person was involved in the shooting and have obtained a warrant for the arrest of Brandon Anthony Holmes, 28, also of Washington, DC.

Though details of the incident are sketchy, law enforcement officers say Ellis and Holmes had an altercation with Dalan Plummer, 19, of Landover Hills. The shooting apparently occurred at the Knights Inn around 3 pm on June 25. The perpetrators were allegedly caught by a surveillance camera at a nearby fast food restaurant just before the shooting.

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