A series of Instagram posts and a string of texts aided police in arresting three men for their alleged involvement in the murder of Isiah Agyekum otherwise known as “Webbie.”
Turell Campbell, 23, and Marquete Murray, 23, were charged and arrested for their alleged role in Agyekum’s murder in November 2016. Murray’s twin, Marquese Murray, 24, was arrested last week for his alleged participation.
All three men currently face first-degree-murder charges.
Eyewitness accounts included in the affidavit for the suspects’ arrest differ in determining who fired the gun. And, because the Murray twins are identical, witnesses were also unable to identify which was which.
According to one witness interview, on July 25, 2015 the witness saw the trio in a car blocks away from the murder scene.
The witness reported the Murray twins were in the front of the car and Campbell was sitting in the rear, on the passenger side. The witness said Campbell was holding a gun and said something along the lines of, “we aren’t squashing shit.”
Ten to 15 minutes after seeing the trio, the witness reported hearing gun fire.
Another eyewitness present on 100 block of Darrington St., SW at the time of the murder, reported seeing the car containing the three suspects drive up to the side of Agyekum’s car. When the two cars were side by side, the man in the passenger’s side door extended a gun out of the window and released fire into the driver side door where Agyekum was located.
Another witness said the shooter fired 8 to 12 shots, and the suspect’s car had Maryland plates.
According to police, around 5 p.m. when they arrived to the scene Agyekum was on the sidewalk suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Agyekum died later at a local hospital. A gunshot wound to the torso was declared Agyekum’s cause of death.
According to charging documents, police located an Instagram account with a picture of a black man with a short haircut posing with an Uzi, the same gun type as the murder weapon. In the warrant, police said all three suspects were black males with short haircuts.
Through witnesses, police were able to identify the man in the picture as Turell Campbell. Then, via Campbell’s Instagram account, police were able to locate Campbell’s phone number and track him. When the police arrived to the location where the phone was, Campbell sped away in the same car that was used in the drive-by.
Police later arrested Campbell on July 28 based on outstanding warrants for failure to appear and fugitive from justice.
Upon Campbell’s arrest, police found texts on his phone relating to the homicide, “Aye im abt to change my number” followed by “Dat n**** Weibbe gone 100.”
Another text detailed his intentions to sell a Mac 11 gun that appeared to be identical to the murder weapon that police believe is an Uzi. According to charging documents, an Uzi and a Mac 11 are very similar and often are mistaken for one another.
A final witness, the owner of the car that was used during the drive-by, admitted to giving the keys to their car to Marquese around noon on the day of the murder. The witness also added defendants Marquese and Campbell were together at 6 p.m., an hour after police responded to the shooting.
The witness was able to identify the duo via Instagram photos.
The Murray twins and Campbell are currently being held without bond and are expected in court on Feb. 7.