May 15, 2013
THE REGION
4th man is charged
in 2011 fatal shooting

A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with the 2011 shooting death of a 34-year-old Maryland man, D.C. police announced.

Jermaine Livingston, 41, of Southeast Washington was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Antwain Henderson.

Henderson’s body was found on Aug. 31, 2011, in a burning car in Capitol Heights. Police said that he had been killed in the District. Three suspects were arrested last year in connection with the case.

— Maggie Fazeli Fard

THE DISTRICT
Weapons, drug use
found at shelter

Employees failed to properly secure confiscated weapons from homeless men at one of the city’s emergency homeless shelters, the city’s inspector general said in a recent report that also cited other health and safety concerns at the shelter on New York Avenue in Northeast.

The report said employees at the shelter did not properly lock away knives and other weapons taken from them as they lined up to seek beds for the evening. Employees also told inspectors they feared for their own safety. Some residents said drug use is common among residents.

The report is part of an evaluation of conditions at select District homeless shelters at a time when the city’s homeless population has grown 10 percent in the last five years.

— Annie Gowen

Police: Man pointed
gun at women in car

District police are investigating a possible incident of road rage Tuesday night in which a man allegedly pointed a handgun at two women in a car on New York Avenue.

Police said the gunman tried to force open the victims’ car door but could not and drove off in his SUV.

About 7:30 p.m. in the 300 block of New York Avenue NW, near New Jersey Avenue, the assailant stopped his vehicle in front of the women and got out, police said.

The man’s car was described as a black 2013 Chevrolet SUV with Maryland license plates, 6AV3914.

— Peter Hermann

Catholic U. receives scholarship donation

Catholic University announced this week that a charitable foundation has pledged $4 million to the university’s school of nursing to fund scholarships for students in financial need.

The donation comes from the Bedford Falls Foundation Charitable Trust, a foundation established by William E. Conway Jr., co-chief executive officer and managing director of the Carlyle Group, and his wife, Joanne.

The grant will be made in $1 million installments over four years. Catholic said the gift will cover tuition, fees and other expenses for selected students who will be encouraged to fill nursing jobs in the Washington region after graduation.

— Nick Anderson

MARYLAND
Anne Arundel’s top prosecutor to retire

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Frank Weathersbee is retiring after 25 years in the job.

Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) announced Wednesday that he has appointed Weathersbee to the Maryland State Parole Commission.

Weathersbee’s last day on the job is June 11. He will begin serving on the commission the next day.

The governor noted that Weathersbee has been a prosecutor for more than 40 years.

Weathersbee became an assistant state’s attorney in 1969. He was appointed to his current post in 1988 and then elected six times.

He is a former president of the Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association and still a member of the group.

— Associated Press

Fatal home invasion in Seat Pleasant

A man was fatally shot inside his Seat Pleasant home Tuesday night in an apparent home invasion robbery, and investigators are exploring whether he might have been targeted for money he made working as a tattoo artist, law enforcement officials said.

The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release details of the case, said 23-year-old Michael Nolan Brown did tattoo work out of his home, and detectives were probing whether someone might have tried to rob him of money made in that business. The officials said that was only a theory and that they were exploring others that might explain why Brown was shot.

The incident occurred about 10:15 p.m. in Brown’s home on Cabin Branch Drive. Lt. William Alexander, a Prince George’s County police spokesman, said more than one person entered Brown’s home and demanded money. That sparked a confrontation in which Brown was shot, Alexander said.

— Matt Zapotosky

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