Nearly 20 years later, man charged in D.C. slaying

A 37-year-old South Carolina man has been arrested and charged in a homicide that occurred in East Potomac Park almost 20 years ago, the D.C. police said Tuesday.

Police said Lamont Deshawn Terry, of Columbia, S.C., was arrested on a warrant in January, and brought to the District on Monday, where he was formally charged with felony murder while armed in the death of Chet Hunter Matthews, 27, of Washington.

Police said Matthews was found fatally shot about 11 p.m. May 25, 1992 in the 1100 block of Ohio Drive SW, near the 14th Street Bridge and the U.S. Park Police station. Park Service officials said at the time that they couild not recall another killing in East Potomac Park.

News accounts from 1992 described Matthews as a letter carrier who worked from the Wheaton station of the U.S. Postal Service.

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