Wednesday, January 02, 2019

MPD Arrests Suspect in Oct. 24 Murder of Roger Marmet

Roger "Tom" Marmet in a family photo

I missed the news over the holidays, but on Friday MPD announced the arrest of 22 year-old Barry Marable for the fatal shooting of 22 year-old Roger "Tom" Marmet. On Oct. 24 Marmet was stopped at a traffic light at 17th and Bladensburg Road NE when he has struck by a stray bullet. Marmet was a volunteer who had committed to a year with the group So Others Might Eat (SOME). He was on his way home from his job as a volunteer social worker when he was killed. Marable has been charged with First Degree Murder While Armed (Premeditated). Per the WTOP story below Marble is being held without bail and his next court appearance is set for Jan. 11. That story cites court documents suggesting Marable was likely aiming for a man he had encountered at a nearby gas station.

Further coverage:

Arrest Made in a Homicide: 1200 Block of 17th Street, Northeast
Friday, December 28, 2018

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announce an arrest has been made in reference to a fatal shooting that occurred on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, in the 1200 block of 17th Street, Northeast.

At approximately 5:57 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male, inside of a vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services were summoned to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. After all lifesaving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 22 year-old Roger Marmet, of Northeast, DC.

On Friday, December 28, 2018, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 22-year-old Barry Marable, of Northeast, DC. He was charged with First Degree Murder While Armed (Premeditated).


pat said...

based upon the description, it sounds like
the victim was in the wrong place and time.

Tom said...

When keeping it real goes wrong. Scum.

Anonymous said...

Once again someone previously sentenced under the Youth Rehabilitation Act and given 0 jail time despite a prior criminal record, including a crime with a weapon, and several fugitive warrants.