Police Arrest 3 in Forest Glen Shooting Death

From left, Brian Anthony Mackall, Re’Quan Kasim Hopson and Oliver Waltz Farley (Click to enlarge) | MCPD

Three people have been charged in the shooting death of a 20-year-old Forest Glen man, Montgomery County police said Wednesday in a statement.

Police said the three arrested were Re’Quan Kasim Hopson, 21, of the 1900 block of South Kenmore Street in Arlington, Virginia; Oliver Waltz Farley, 19, of the 1500 block of South Randolph Street in Arlington, Virginia; and Brian Anthony Mackall, 20, of the 4100 block of Suitland Road in Suitland, Maryland.

Each face first-degree murder charges in the death of Jon-Christian Kemachet-Webster, 20, who lived in the 1600 block of Belvedere Boulevard in Forest Glen, police said.

Kemachet-Webster was killed July 19 in his home, police said.

About 9:51 p.m., Montgomery County’s Emergency Communications Center received a call that someone entered the home and shot Kemachet-Webster, police said.

The caller said the shooter then fled the home, police said. Silver Spring District officers responded and found Kemachet-Webster in an upper level suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, police said.

Fire and Rescue personnel took him to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries, police said.

The statement says investigators have confirmed that the death was related to a marijuana sale. Police said Hopson, Farley and Mackall arrived at Kemachet-Webster’s home to buy a large quantity of marijuana, police said.

The victim invited Farley and Mackall into the home while Hopson waited in a car that was parked on Belvedere Boulevard, police said.

After entering the home, Farley and Mackall proceeded upstairs with the victim to the victim’s bedroom. Once they were upstairs, the victim was shot, police said.

Farley and Mackall then fled. Mackall got into Hopson’s car and they drove off, police said. Farley fled from the home and was later driven from the area by an Uber driver, police said.

The next day, police in Arlington County, Virginia, arrested Hopson for offenses that occurred in Arlington and were unrelated to the Forest Glen shooting, police said.

Montgomery County police detectives drove to Arlington County to interview Hopson regarding the Kemachet-Webster investigation. During the interview, Hopson admitted to driving both Farley and Mackall to the victim’s home to buy marijuana and then to driving Mackall from the home after the homicide, police said.

Montgomery County police obtained an arrest warrant for Hopson, charging him with first-degree murder, police said. Hopson is currently being held in the Arlington County Jail pending extradition to Montgomery County.

Metropolitan Police Department officers arrested Farley at his place of employment in Northwest, Washington, D.C., on the strength of a Montgomery County first-degree murder warrant. Farley is being held in the District, pending extradition to Montgomery County, police said.

On Monday, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Mackall charging him first-degree murder. He was arrested Tuesday by Metropolitan Police Department officers. Mackall is currently being held in Washington, D.C., pending extradition to Montgomery County.

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