Category: Makaveli Russell

Third Suspect in Des Moines Teen’s April Murder Arrested

DES MOINES, Iowa – A man police were seeking to question in connection with the April shooting death of a Des Moines teen has been arrested and is now facing a murder charge.

Marcus Brown, 24, was booked into the Polk County Jail early Tuesday morning after being extradited from Indiana, where Sgt. Paul Parizek says he was arrested.

Seventeen-year-old Donzell Martin died after being shot in the 1700 block of East 12th Street on April 14th. Police say Brown and two others, Javell Williams and Makaveli Russell, were robbing Martin when the shooting took place.

Williams was arrested the day after the murder and Russell was arrested in Illinois in late April.

All three men are charged with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the case.

Murder Suspect Who Was Caught in Illinois is Back in Polk County

DES MOINES, Iowa – A man arrested in Illinois last month for the murder of a Des Moines 17-year-old is back in Iowa.

Twenty-two-year-old Makaveli Russell was booked into the Polk County Jail Wednesday afternoon after being extradited. He is charged with first-degree murder and robbery in the death of Donzell Martin.

The teen died April 14th following a shooting in the 1700 block of East 12th Street. He was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle but died from his injuries.

Russell was arrested in Illinois in late April.

Another suspect, 28-year-old Javell Williams, was arrested the day after the murder. He also faces charges of first-degree murder and robbery.

Police are still looking for a third suspect in the case. Twenty-four-year-old Marcus Brown is wanted on a first-degree robbery warrant but police say they also want to question him about Martin’s murder.

24-year-old Marcus Brown is wanted on a warrant for First Degree Robbery.  Police say they also want to question him about Martin’s death as well.