D.C. police charge male in two fatal shootings in Northeast, Southeast Washington – Washington Post

4December 2020

By Peter Hermann,

A 27-year-old guy was jailed Friday in the fatal November shootings of 2 men in Northeast and Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police.

Antoine Turner of Northeast Washington was charged with two counts of first-degree murder while armed.

The first shooting occurred about midnight Nov. 3. Cops stated in an arrest affidavit that the victim was found shot in the 4500 block of Dix Street NE.

Police determined the victim as Demetrius Benson, 34, of Southeast Washington. He passed away at a medical facility.

Authorities said in the affidavit that it appeared that the shooting occurred during a dispute. More details were not offered.

Police stated Turner is also charged in the shooting of Demeitri Anderson, 23, on Nov. 29.

Anderson was shot about 12:40 p.m. in the 4500 block of Benning Road SE, outside a shopping mall in Marshall Heights.

Authorities stated an officer was parked throughout the street and heard the gunshots. He raced over and saw “a shooter standing over [Anderson] shooting several gunshots into the victim's body,” according to the affidavit.

The suspect escaped however the officer had the ability to get a partial license plate for a rental lorry. Authorities stated Anderson had actually been shot 13 times and was noticable dead at the scene.

On Friday, an officer utilizing a license plate reader flagged the vehicle, and Turner was detained. Police stated Turner had a handgun when he was arrested, and he was additionally charged with being a felon in ownership of a firearm.

Turner's attorney with the Public Defender Service did not respond to an interview request.

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Source: washingtonpost.com

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