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Man arrested and charged with killing 18-year old Simeon Mukuna



Simeon Mbuyu Mukuna, 18, of North Potomac,  a student of Montgomery County Public Schools ,was killed in Howard County, Maryland, according to police.

 In a statement, Howard County Police Department revealed that Shawndel Weems, 23, has been charged with Mukuna’s death.

Mukuna was a senior at Richard Montgomery High School (RMHS), said a letter to the school’s community from RMHS principal Damon Monteleone.

“For those of you who knew Simeon, we ask that you remember his magnetic smile, sense of humor, and love of soccer as we celebrate his life. For those of you who did not know Simeon, we ask that you respect our sadness and support us with your understanding.  He was a wonderful student who had a positive impact on those around him, and he will be greatly missed,” said Monteleone in his letter.

Mukuna was fatally shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 7500 block of Monarch Mills Way on Saturday, Feb. 6.

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Shawndel Weems charged in Montgomery County student’s shooting death.

Authorities said Mukuna was in the area visiting a friend.  The department does not believe Mukuna and Weems knew one another. Detectives are still investigating a possible motive.

“A support team from Montgomery County Public Schools will be available for staff members and students to provide counseling and support,” read a statement from County officials

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