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CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD. – A Double Dose of Death: It may have taken them just three months to put the cuffs on the alleged killer of two men in April, but the lawmen of PG say they got their man.
Homicide Unit detectives have arrested a suspect in connection with a homicide in Capitol Heights on April 7, 2019. The suspect is 25-year-old Rendell Markeith Johnson of 1400 block of Key Parkway in Frederick, Maryland. Detectives say he fatally shot 24-year-old Trevor Frazier of Frederick and 26-year-old Raymond Giles of Frederick. A gunman attended the funeral services for Frazier in the City of Frederick, Md., and pulled out a gun and blasted away, striking two people.
On April 7th, at approximately 12:15 am, patrol officers were called to the 5100 block of Fable Street for a shooting. They discovered Frazier lying inside of a car with gunshot wounds to the body. Giles was discovered outside the car lying in the roadway also suffering from gunshot wounds. Frazier was pronounced dead on the scene. Giles was taken to the hospital where he died a short time later.
The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect and victims were known to each other. The motive for the fatal shooting stems from a dispute between Johnson and Frazier.
Johnson entered a guilty plea to distribution of drugs in Frederick County Circuit Court on Dec. 3, 2015, in a plea deal with the Frederick County States Attorney. THE DEAL: Johnson was sentenced to 18 months in prison with all 18 months suspended due to credit given for time served while awaiting trial.
The Frederick County Grand Jury indicted Johnson on multiple counts of drug dealing involving heroin and marijuana. In a plea deal on Aug. 8, 2014, with the Frederick County States Attorney, Johnson entered a guilty plea to dealing marijuana. THE DEAL: Johnson was given a year in jail with the jail time suspended.
Johnson spent a lot of time going to “Drug Court” in both of these cases, now he’ll be going to “Murder Court”.
Johnson is charged with first- and second-degree murder and related charges. He is in custody in Washington, D.C. on a no-bond status and is awaiting extradition to Prince George’s County.
On Dec. 19, 2018, Johnson was charged in Frederick County District Court by Frederick City Police Officer Dewees with seven counts of illegal possession of a firearm, possession of a gun by a convicted felon, reckless endangerment, and first and second-degree assault.