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Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Lanier: No arrest, ‘progress’ in Dupont killing investigation

D.C. police continue to investigate the Sunday morning incident in which a fight outside a Dupont Circle restaurant ended in one man’s death, the city’s police chief said Thursday.

“We don’t have an arrest yet, but there has been progress made,”said Cathy L. Lanier, who spoke to the radio station WTOP.

Jhonte Coleman, 34, of Suitland was fatally shot outside Heritage India, in the 1300 block of Connecticut Avenue NW, about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. Coleman was shot in the back, according to a document posted by ABC7 that reported the suspension of the restaurant’s liquor license.

Witnesses said that after a fight broke out inside the restaurant, management forced everyone out. But the violence continued, police said, and Coleman and two other people were shot and three people were stabbed.

On Thursday, Lanier told WTOP there may have been multiple fights leading to the one that resulted in Coleman’s death

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By Washington Post Staff  |  12:16 PM ET, 12/01/2011

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