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Triple shooting leaves man dead in Eckington Neighborhood

Police have arrested a man for a triple shooting that has left one man dead.
Police have arrested a man for a triple shooting that has left one man dead.
Tom Yeatman

Washington, D.C. -- Police have arrested a suspect in a triple shooting which has left one man dead early Sunday in the Eckington Neighborhood of Northwest. This is an up and coming neighborhood a couple blocks south of Rhode Island Avenue.

Around 1:18 a.m., officers from the 5th District responded to a call for a shooting at North Capitol and T Streets NW, police say. Upon arrival, one juvenile and two adults suffering from apparent gunshot wounds were found inside a vehicle.

EMS personnel took the three victims to hospitals where one of the adult victims succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

Police later identified the decedent as 21-year-old Donchell Thomas of Montgomery Village, Maryland.

The investigation into this homicide has resulted in the arrest of 36-year-old Jimmie Fleming of Northwest, police stated.

Fleming has been charged with First-Degree Murder While Armed and Assault With Intent to Kill.

Police have not speculated on a motive.

This is the city's 65th homicide. Homicides are up almost 50 percent over this time last year. For homicide totals for the past 20 years see the MPD website.

The Metropolitan Police Department offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department's TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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