29 September, 2010

Arrest Made in the Double Shooting on U Street

Arrest Made in the Double Shooting in the 1900 Block of 13th Street, NW

(Washington, DC) Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced today an arrest has been made in the homicide of 21-year-old Jamal Coates.

On Tuesday, September 28, 2010, shortly after 12:00 pm, a shooting occurred in the 1900 block of 13th Street, NW. The investigation revealed that the vehicle that was fired upon fled the scene of the shooting and entered the 1100 block of U Street, NW, where it was involved in a collision with two other vehicles and overturned. Two occupants of the overturned vehicle were struck by gunfire. DC Fire and Emergency Medical personnel responded to the scene. The surviving victim was transported to an area hospital. The second victim did not show any signs consistent with life and was pronounced dead on the scene by the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent is identified as 21 year old Jamal Coates of the 1400 block of Spring Road, NW.

Shortly after 9 pm on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 21 year old Brandon Miller of the 1200 block of Girard Street, NW, was arrested and charged with Murder One While Armed

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