Arrest Made in Killing of Gerald Williams, Morgan State University Student

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Harry Malik Robertson, of Bowie, Md., has been arrested as a suspect in the murder of Gerald Williams, a Morgan State University student. (Baltimore City Police Department)

On March 31, police arrested Harry Malik Robertson, 20, of Bowie, Md., in connection to the fatal stabbing of Gerald Williams, 20, a junior at Morgan State University.

The Feb. 1 incident occurred on the 1500 block of Pentridge Road at a gated off-campus student housing complex called Morgan View, where a fight broke out following a Morgan State versus Coppin State basketball game.

“Our investigation suggests that this incident was the result of a dispute over a small, inconsequential amount of money,” said Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis during a press conference that can be seen here. Davis also noted that Robertson was a former MSU student but was not enrolled at the institution when the incident occurred.

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Gerald Williams, Morgan State University student murder victim. (Courtesy photo)

The suspect was arrested in Prince George’s County without incident. He is currently being charged with first- and second-degree murder and possession of a deadly weapon with the intent to injure.

Commissioner Davis thanked the MSU community, including the student body and alumni, for spreading the word about the crime and helping authorities bring the suspect to justice.

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“It was absolutely information we received from members of the Morgan State University community that played a vital role in our ability to file charges in this case and bring some sense of closure to the family,” he said.

Davis went on to say that he had been in routine contact with Morgan President David Wilson throughout the investigation, and that he did inform him of this significant development in the case. Davis also stressed that the investigation is still ongoing and that the police still need all information citizens may have regarding this incident.

“We appreciate the diligent investigative work of the city police working in collaboration with Morgan State University Police to solve this senseless murder. It took the life of one of our students, one who might have graduated and been one of the future leaders in this community,” Wilson said in a statement. “We also appreciate the courage of those who came forward to assist in this investigation by supplying key information.”