Police arrest man in January killing of teenager in Southeast Washington

A 24-year-old man was arrested Friday and charged with fatally shooting a teenager on a Sunday afternoon near Fort Stanton Park in Southeast Washington.

David Washington, 24, of Southeast, was arrested about 2 p.m. by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder while armed. He could make his first appearance in D.C. Superior Court on Saturday, when additional details of the case will be made public.

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Police said Washington is charged with killing Deangelo Gatling, 18, of Southeast Washington on Jan. 12. The shooting occurred a few minutes after 2 p.m. in the 2300 block of 24th Street SE. Police at the time said the gunman drove away in a white car with a black door. No motive has been disclosed.

It was the District’s second homicide of 2014. There have been 15 so far this year.

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