Third Suspect Arrested in Death of Nine-Year-Old Girl

Markiya Dickson Killed During Memorial Day Weekend This Year

December 16, 2019 - 4:32 pm
Richmond police arrest third suspect in the Memorial Day weekend shooting death of Markiya Dickson (Photo Credit: Richmond Police)

(Photo Credit: Richmond Police)


(RICHMOND, Va.) -- The Richmond Police Department, with the assistance of the United States Marshals Regional Task Force, have arrested a third person in connection to the Fonticello/Carter Jones Park homicide in which nine-year-old Markiya Dickson was shot to death and two others were injured.

20 year old Jesus Turner, of the 3100 block of South Street, Chesterfield County, was arrested Sunday morning by members of the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force. He has been charged with murder, two counts of malicious wounding and three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Two other people, 21 year old Jermaine Davis, of the 4500 block of Millenbeck Road, Richmond and 18 year old Quinshawn Betts, of the 4500 block of Millenbeck Road, Richmond, were arrested back in October in connection to the case.

The shootings occurred during the evening of Sunday, May 26 during a festival at Fonticello/Carter Jones Park in the 2700 block of Bainbridge Street. Detectives have determined that Davis, Turner and Betts were involved in an exchange of gunfire in the park in which Dickson and a juvenile male were wounded. Dickson died at the hospital. Several hours later, a third individual came forward suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

"After six long weeks of a relentless pursuit of Turner, we'd like to think the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force for capturing the third suspect wanted in this tragic incident." said Major Crimes Captain James Laino. "Our detectives worked tirelessly on this case and we'd like to thank the F.B.I. for offering a reward for those who came forward with information and the community members who provided tips."