One of two men shot Sunday night in Southeast dies of injuries

An 18-year-old man who was shot Sunday night in Congress Heights died from his wounds at an area hospital, D.C. police said Monday. A 22-year-old man who also was shot in the incident remains hospitalized in serious condition.

Police said the double shooting occurred about 9:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of Alabama Avenue SE, near a Metro station. The slain man has been identified as Marquette Hooks, of Southeast, police said.

Authorities also have identified the victim of a shooting that occurred early Sunday in the 400 block of Florida Avenue NE, near Gallaudet University and the NoMA-New York Avenue Metro stop. That shooting occurred about 3:30 a.m.

Police said they found the wounded victim at 5th and K streets NE, three blocks from where he had been shot. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police identified him as Daniel Calvin Short, 36, of Southeast.

In addition to the two slayings, D.C. police said a man who had been shot Jan. 21 in Southeast died of his injuries over the weekend. Earnest Jerome McWilliams, 33, of Northeast, was pronounced dead at a hospital on Saturday.

Police said McWilliams was shot about 2 a.m. on Jan. 21 in the 4500 block of Benning Road SE.

On Friday night, D.C. police said they arrested a suspect in the Thursday strangulation of a woman who was found unconscious in an apartment in the 800 block of Southern Avenue SE. Police said Detra Martin, 48, died at a hospital shortly after she was found about 11 p.m. that night.

Police said that, Friday night, they arrested Kevin McDarin Johnson, 51, of Southeast, and charged him with second degree murder. On Saturday, a D.C. Superior Court judge ordered Johnson detained until a preliminary hearing on March 5.

Court documents say Johnson had been living with the victim for about a year and had gotten into an argument over her receiving money from an old male friend. She was found by friends who had come over for a taco dinner, according to the documents.

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