Employee charged with murdering two co-workers at Maryland Assisted Living Facility
Last Friday, the WVPI reported the double murder of workers of an adult congregate living facility (ALF) located in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Law enforcement have now stated the alleged perpetrator a 63 year old male, was employed at the facility and also resided there. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
Mackeda Evans and Michelle Boateng, both aged 46 and both of whom were also employed at the ALF, were found shot dead by police on the first floor of the facility. Authorities report that the alleged shooter had previously confronted Evans about a dispute before shooting both women to death.
Friday's murders of Ms. Evans and Ms. Boateng is demonstrative of the continuing tragedy that is workplace violence in America today.
According to data released in December 2020 by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5,333 occupational fatalities in 2019.