D.C. police identify victim in fatal shooting near a Florida Avenue NW gas station

An early Saturday morning shooting in D.C. has left one man dead and another man injured.

Police identified the man killed as 28-year-old Freddy Bernard Hawkins of Northeast Washington.

The incident began at about 1:15 a.m. near a gas station at 22 Florida Avenue NW, authorities said. Patrol units in the area heard gunshots, and when they arrived at they scene, they saw a dark-colored car driving away, police said.

Police spokesman Araz Alali said authorities chased the vehicle to Interstate 695, near the Interstate ramp for 295.

Two men were found with gunshot wounds at the gas station, police said. Both were taken to the hospital, where one of them later died.

Alali said two of the four people in the car were arrested in connection with the shooting. Justine Wilson, 20, of Southeast Washington was charged with second-degree murder while armed and assault with intent to kill, and Reese Williams of Southeast Washington was charged with accessory after the fact.

Authorities are still investigating a motive for the shooting and did not release the name of the second victim, who is expected to survive his injuries, Alali said.

“Thanks to the determined skillful and intrepid efforts of the fifth district patrol and criminal investigations divisions for ensuring that these two suspects were apprehended and brought to justice,” he said.

Victoria St. Martin covers breaking news and Prince William County for The Post's Local desk.
Lynh Bui is a Prince George's County public safety reporter and former Montgomery County education reporter.

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