Tweet from MPD:
“4D Shooting //5th & Nicholson Street NW //Adult female shot in the head unconscious not breathing //6559”
Email from MPD:
Around 3:30 am, MPD units received a call for a person down at the corner of 5th and Nicholson Sts NW. Units responded and located an unconscious complainant suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The complainant is deceased. This case is being investigated by the Homicide Branch. This area is temporarily closed to vehicular traffic while the investigation continues.
Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.
Update from MPD:
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the homicide of Siohban Nicole Lee which occurred at 5th Street and Nicholson Street, NW.
On Friday, January 25, 2013, at approximately 3:24 am, units from the Fourth District responded to 5th Street and Nicholson Street, NW, for the report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, they located an adult female lying on the ground, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded and determined that the victim had no signs consistent with life. The victim was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy. She was pronounced dead by a member of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office. The preliminary investigation has determined that the victim and suspect were known to each other.
The decedent is identified as 18-year-old Siohban Nicole Lee of Takoma Park, Maryland.
On Friday, January 25, 2013, members of the of the Homicide Branch arrested 21 year-old Alexander D. Buckley of Northwest, Washington, DC and charged him with First Degree Felony Murder in the shooting death of Siohban Nicole Lee.