MURDER USA: Cameron Silcott and Nichelle Green charged in murder of MTA bus driver Marcus Parks
Murder #258 for 2020
BALTIMORE, MD. – The coldblooded daytime murder of bus driver Marcus Parks on the city streets of Baltimore City on October 8, 2020 by a convicted felon wanted in Virginia has resulted in the arrest of two people and marked the two hundred & fifty eighth homicide thus far in Baltimore City during 2020.
The ink does not get dry on the toe tag of homicide victims in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Maryland before more dead bodies are delivered to the cold storage to join the conveyor belt line of victims waiting for autopsies.
Four more killings were rung up by the stone-cold killers of Baltimore City over the following two days.
Baltimore City Police Commissioner Harrison, Mayor Young, and Representative from the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force and MTA Police announced the arrests of the two suspects in the murder of MTA Bus Driver Marcus Parks.
Police report that the arrests of the suspects sought for the murder of 51-year-old Marcus Parks that occurred on October 8, 2020, in the 1200 block of East Fayette Street, are 24-year-old Cameron Kane Silcott (DOB 07/31/1996) of 700 Linnard Street, Baltimore, Md., and 27-year-old Nichelle Greene.
Investigators transported Silcott and Green to Central Booking Intake Facility where they both have been charged with 1st and 2nd degree murder, 1st and 2nd degree assault and several handgun violations.
On October 8, 2020, at approximately 10:32 A.M., a Southeast District Patrol officer was in the area of the 1200 block of E. Fayette Street when he heard gunshots. The officer responded to the area where he saw and chased the shooting suspect who eluded the officer.
When the officer returned to the scene of the shooting, he found Marcus Parks, a MTA bus driver suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene by medics.
Homicide detectives are investigating this incident and have learned that the victim and the suspect (passenger on the bus) were arguing when the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim. The suspect then fled on foot.
Silcott is charged with the following:
- First-degree murder
- Second-degree murder
- Attempted first-degree murder
- Use of a firearm in a felony violent crime
- First and second-degree assault
- Handgun on person
- Loaded handgun on person
Two weeks prior to the murder of the bus driver, Silcott was charged by Maryland Transit Administration Police Officer Andre Jackson with possession of a handgun on his person and a handgun in a vehicle, and a warrant was issued for his arrest on Sept. 23, 2020.
A domestic violence stay away order was issued against Silcott on March 27, 2020, by a Baltimore City District Court Judge but was dismissed on June 9, 2020, after the victim failed to appear for a final court hearing.
Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor theft were filed against Cameron Kane Silcott by Howard County Police Officer K. Romanoff in Howard District Court on April 29, 2020. Like a good thug, Silcott failed to appear in court on August 28, 2020, and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. On October 9, 2020, a court-appointed attorney appeared remotely in the matter.
Cameron Kane Silcott has a friend in the Baltimore City States Attorney Marilyn Mosby who dropped two charges of felony first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault on December 11, 2019. The complainant in the case was Silcott’s brother, Develyn Silcott. Cameron Silcott was arrested and committed to the Baltimore City Jail on November 1, 2019, and released from jail the day Mosby dumped the charges.
Cameron Kane Silcott was arrested on a fugitive warrant from Virginia on Sept. 23, 2017. At the time, Silcott lived at an address on Potomac Drive in King George, Virginia. Silcott was wanted for violating the terms of his probation for a felony conviction on a warrant issued by the King George Circuit Court on June 4, 2020.
Silcott’s Virginia criminal record includes convictions for robbery and breaking and entering. On November 29, 2016, Silcott entered a guilty plea to felony breaking and entering in King George Circuit Court. Silcott was sentenced to five years in prison with four years and ten months suspended, followed by five years of probation.
Governor Larry Hogan said in a statement,: “We are horrified by the senseless killing of an @MTAMaryland bus operator this morning—one of our frontline essential workers who was just doing his job. We pray for his family and those who loved him, and offer our full support to @BaltimorePolice for the investigation.”
BALTIMORE CITY, MD (October 8, 2020) – Following the fatal shooting that killed 51-year-old Marcus Parks, the Maryland Department of Transportation issued the following statements.
Statement from Transportation Secretary Greg Slater:
MDOT truly is a family. I am deeply saddened and troubled that one of our own was killed on the job this morning. My sympathy goes out to the Parks family. Mr. Parks and all of our bus operators are critical to providing essential travel throughout this pandemic and every day. They deserve to be able to serve the community safely.
Statement from MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn:
The safety of our employees and our riders is MDOT MTA’s highest priority. We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of our family members, bus operator Marcus Parks. As a 20-year employee, Mr. Parks was a true frontline hero transporting essential workers during this COVID-19 health emergency. MDOT MTA is forever grateful for his commitment to the residents of Baltimore. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family in this most difficult time.
WJZ TV in Baltimore reported: “He loved us three and he just wanted the best for us,” one of Parks’ three sons said. “It was that push that he gave us that we definitely needed so we could move a little bit forward and teach us to be strong, Black men.”