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

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.

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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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