D.C. police arrest second suspect in July 2012 fatal shooting

January 28

D.C. police said Tuesday they have arrested a second suspect in a July 2012 shooting that killed one man and wounded another in Northwest Washington.

Bernard Fleming, 23, faces several charges, including first-degree murder, stemming from the incident on the night of July 7, 2012. Police said they responded to a report of a shooting at about 10:38 p.m. in the 1700 block of 7th Street Northwest and found two men suffering from gunshot wounds, one of whom was unconscious and unresponsive.

One of the victims was pronounced dead on the scene, while the other was taken to a nearby hospital, treated and released, according to authorities. Police identified the victim who died as Michael Edward Jones, 30, of Northwest Washington.

A Northeast D.C. man was arrested four days after the shooting and charged with second-degree murder while armed in Jones’ death, according to authorities. Police said they arrested Fleming while executing a warrant Monday.

Fleming has also been charged with assault with the intent to kill while armed and tampering with evidence, according to police.

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