Marquette Tibbs placed at murder scene by GPS bracelet

The man charged with the murder of Orland Donald Silver III’s murder last month was placed at the murder scene by a GPS bracelet he wears from a prior conviction.

According to charging documents, Marquette Tibbs was determined to have been within 30 feet of the shooting in the 1300 block of Howard Rd. SE on Nov. 27 when Silver was killed.

Tibbs has been charged with second degree murder while armed in addition to other weapons and narcotics violations.

Police charged Tibbs with the murder after they placed him at the scene, and after he was positively identified as the suspect after two witnesses at the scene provided matching descriptions of Tibbs. Both witnesses provided detectives with a description of a black male with dreads, dressed in a black Helly Hansen jacket with red and white on it. Following Tibbs’ arrest, both witnesses confirmed that Tibbs was the suspect they had seen earlier.

Silver was found at around 4:15 p.m. on Nov. 27 suffering from a gunshot wound in his stomach. Officers on the scene and emergency personnel had him taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries about an hour later.

Police have no released a possible motive for the shooting.

Tibbs is scheduled to be back in court on December 13th.

Comments

Comment guidelines:

D.C. Witness is a place where we want our community to come to remember loved ones and comment on homicide cases. These discussions often entail topics that we all personally care a lot about and will passionately discuss. But in order for discussions to thrive here, we need to set a few ground rules. Comments will be edited or deleted if they include vulgarity, name-calling, cursing or inflammatory language. Comments that include unverified information, slander, or hateful speech will be deleted. We reserve the right to edit comments to ensure they reflect the intent of the writer but make them publishable. If you believe your comment has been edited or deleted in error, please contact Jennifer Swift, swift@dcwitness.org