Arrest in February D.C. shooting death

D.C. homicide detectives Thursday made an arrest in connection with the fatal February shooting of a man found in the rear of the 400 block of 23rd Place NE.

Police arrested Charles Monroe Coates, 41, of Southeast Washington and charged him with felony murder while armed in the Feb. 20 shooting death of Eddie Leonard Jr., 32.

Keith Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases for The Washington Post. He has covered dozens of crime stories from Banita Jacks, the Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, to the murder trial of slain federal intern Chandra Levy.

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