Police arrest suspect in beating death on Capitol Hill

May 15, 2014

District police arrested a 42-year-old man Thursday in connection with the robbery and fatal beating of a man last week at a Capitol Hill convenience store, according to authorities.

Zerrick Brown of Northwest Washington was charged with first-degree murder. He was arrested shortly after 1 p.m. by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. No motive was given.

Police said Carlton Coltrane, 60, was attacked about 12:30 a.m. May 6 at a 7-Eleven in the 400 block of Eighth Street SE. It occurred at the north end of the Barracks Row strip of restaurants and bars, two blocks from the Eastern market Metro station. He died May 9 and his death was ruled a homicide.

Police said the attack started inside the store and continued outside.

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