Gunshot killed man in burning cab, D.C. police say

A man whose body was found in a burning taxicab in Northeast Washington was killed by a bullet in the head during what is believed to be an attempt to rob him, D.C. police said.

Two teens, a male and a female, were arrested and charged with felony murder, police said Friday night. Joshua T. Mebane, 17, of Waldorf was charged as an adult, they said, and the girl was charged as a juvenile.

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The cab was found Wednesday night in the 1400 block of Brentwood Parkway, near the northwestern edge of Gallaudet University. It had run into a fence.

Police said Friday that the vehicle was part of the Midway cab fleet and that they thought the victim was a cabdriver. But they said they had not confirmed the man’s identity or that the vehicle was in service at the time of the incident.

 
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