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Positive MPD News: ‘Arrests Made in Three Unrelated Homicide Cases’

by Prince Of Petworth September 26, 2010 at 10:44 am 2 Comments

Thanks to a reader for forwarding on. From a press release:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced today the arrests of three suspects in three unrelated homicides. Each of the suspects was arrested on Friday, September 24, 2010.

On Monday, August 30, 2010, at approximately 11:30 pm, units from the Sixth District responded to the 4400 block of F Street, SE for the sounds of gunshots. Upon their arrival, they located a victim suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived and transported the victim to a local area hospital where he was pronounced dead. The decedent was identified as 22-year-old Antonio Valdez Vela of Waldorf, MD.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. today, members of Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 24-year-old DeAngelo Jose Garner of District Heights, Md., pursuant to an arrest warrant. He was charged with Murder One While Armed in the death of Mr. Vela.

On Monday, September 13, 2010 shortly after 4 am, officers from the Sixth District responded to the 3500 block of Croffut Place, SE for the report of a man down. Upon arriving, they discovered an unidentified male lying on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded and determined that the victim did not show any signs consistent with life. The decedent has been identified as 37-year-old Min Soo Kang of Dunn Loring, Va.

Today at approximately 1 p.m., 31-year-old Marlon Williams of Southeast, DC was arrested and charged with First Degree Felony Murder while Armed pursuant to an arrest warrant charging him in the shooting death of Min Soo Kang. Members of MPD’s Fugitive Task Force transported Mr. Williams from DC Jail to the Homicide Branch for processing.

On Saturday, September 18, 2010 at approximately 3:30 am, officers from the Seventh District responded to the 2700 block of Bruce Place, SE for the report of a woman shot. Upon arriving, they discovered an adult female in a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital, where she later died. The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Ashley McCrae of the 1300 block of Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC.

Just before 1 p.m. today, 22-year-old Damon Antonio Sams of Southeast, DC was arrested and charged with Murder Two While Armed in the shooting death of Ashley McRae. Mr. Sams was transported to the Homicide Branch for processing.

“I commend the detectives for their tireless efforts, and we are hopeful that these arrests will bring some comfort to the families of the victims,” said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier.

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