Homicide Friday Night in the 1300 block of Emerald Street, NE – Suspect Arrested

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From MPD:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 1300 block of Emerald Street, NE.

On Friday, August 26, 2011, at approximately 10:43 p.m., units from the First District were dispatched to the 1300 block of Emerald Street, NE, to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male who was unconscious, unresponsive and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 11:24 p.m. His remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.

The decedent has been identified as 43-year-old Leonard Bigelow of Northeast, DC.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or

1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746).

Update 5:10pm Suspect Arrested

From MPD:

“Earlier today we posted for the community the MPD release regarding the homicide shooting that occurred last night in 1300 block of Emerald St NE. This afternoon Homicide Detectives arrested the suspect in this murder pursuant to an arrest warrant charging him with Second Degree Murder.”