A 17-year-old from Annapolis has been charged as an adult with murder in one of the homicides in and around the city linked by police to MS-13.
Anne Arundel County police charged Marcos Melendez-Gamez with the death of Neris Giovani Bonilla-Palacios, 17. Police wrote in charging documents that Melendez-Gamez “acted as a lookout near the crime scene while Mr. Bonilla-Palacios was murdered by other gang members” who belonged to MS-13.
Police wrote that “multiple members” of the gang murdered Bonilla-Palacios and that he was “struck with a blunt and edged weapon.”
MS-13, a notoriously violent gang started by migrants from El Salvador, is known to use machetes in their attacks.