MURDER USA: Anne Arundel Police charged Darius Devon Mackell with shooting death of Dantae Nashaun Simmons
GLEN BURNIE, MD. Victim of shooting caught a bullet and then caught a ride to ER with a friend; didn’t become a millionaire. Now police have nailed a suspect in this murder with the arrest of Darius Devon Mackell.
The murder of the victim began with gunshots on Monday, July 2, 2018, at approximately 8:10 p.m., officers responded for an adult male shooting victim at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center located at 301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie, Maryland. The victim had been driven to the hospital by a witness. The victim was identified as Dantae Nashaun Simmons a twenty-three-year-old male from the 400 block of Norvelle Court, Glen Burnie, Maryland and later succumbed to his injuries.
Anne Arundel County Homicide detectives responded and interviewed witnesses which led them to a crime scene. The crime scene was located in the 500 block of Short Curve Road, Glen Burnie, Maryland. An extensive search of the area was conducted utilizing Air, K-9, multiple detectives and the Evidence Collection Unit. Numerous pieces of evidence were recovered from the scene.
Anne Arundel Police said on Feb. 13, 2019, that as the investigation continued since the murder took place, that detectives followed up on leads and interviewed multiple witnesses.
In doing so they had been able to execute several search warrants and continually collected evidence related to the shooting death of Simmons.
Through witness interviews and physical evidence collected at the crime scene detectives identified the suspect responsible for the shooting death of Simmons as Darius Devon Mackell, 19, of Victor Parkway, Annapolis, Md.
A police raid armed with a warrant during the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 13, 2019, recovered Darius Mackell and he was taken into custody without incident in the 200 block of Victor Parkway.
Mackell is charged with First- and Second-Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, Firearm Use in a Felony Violent Crime, and Handgun in vehicle and on person. Darius Mackell is currently incarcerated at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on a no bond status.
Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. If anyone with information wishes to remain anonymous, they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.