One year after murder, family celebrates ‘Marcus Edwards Day’ through community outreach

WASHINGTON, D.C. - One year later, loved ones of Marcus Edwards honored him in a way they know he would have wanted. 

A few days early, they celebrated "Marcus Edwards Day" by setting up a series of stations at Parkside High School, a Cesar Chavez Public Charter School.

One of the stations included making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Marcus' favorite, to donate to Martha's Table.

Back on September 19, 2016, while a student at Morgan State University, Marcus was walking off-campus, about a mile from the school, when he was stabbed and died from his injuries.

According to a flyer released by the FBI, the attack occurred in a residential area at Loch Raven Boulevard and Woodbourne Avenue in Baltimore.

He was a graduate of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Junior Police Academy and the FBI Washington Field Office Future Agents in Training Program.

"It was something that Marcus always dreamed about, he wanted to be a policeman he wanted to help the community by being a policeman, to improve the relationship between the police and the community," says Carolynne Edwards, Marcus' grandmother.

Shortly after his death, Marcus' family says the Metropolitan Police Department made him an honorary police officer and city council dubbed September 27th "Marcus Edwards Day."

"The different stations that we have set up today were things that Marcus wanted to do in the community so he was a giver," says his mother, Nicole Ausberry-Brooks. "Helping one another, that’s what Marcus was striving to do, so that’s how were honoring him today."

Marcus' family says Baltimore City Police and the FBI have not identified a suspect in his murder.

"I would like people to remember Marcus as a kind, generous, giving person, he was a servant from the heart," says Ausberry-Brooks. "Think about Marcus when you're out in the community."