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D.C. Man Shot, Killed in Anacostia Carjacking

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By Delphine Schrank and Lori Aratani
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, November 18, 2007; 3:50 PM

A man was shot yesterday evening in Southeast during a carjacking and then he was pushed out, near death, at a Metro station parking lot, D.C. police said.

The shooting brought the total number of homicides in the District to 169 so far this year, matching the number for all of last year, according to police.

Police received a call at 9:13 p.m. about a shooting at the Anacostia Metro station, in the 1100 block of Howard Road SE, said D.C. police spokesman Josue Aldiva.

They arrived to find Timothy Spicer, 25, of the 1700 block of Q Street SE, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Howard University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 11:50 p.m., Aldiva said.

Spicer told officers that he had been carjacked by several, unidentified individuals. Officers later found his car, a 1994 Chevrolet Caprice, on the 1400 block of Bruce Place SE.

Aldiva said police are asking the public's help in the case, particularly from people who may have been near the Anacostia Metro station around 9 p.m. People with information can call 202-727-9099.

It was the second carjacking at a Metro station this month.

On Nov. 2, walking from her car to the Congress Heights Metro station, a woman was approached by two men, who forced her at gunpoint into the back of her car.

They drove her to her home, where she later told police they took turns sexually assaulting her and then drove her to several ATMs to withdraw money. They eventually left her at the Southern Avenue Metro station and sped away in her car.

Two suspects have been arrested in the case.

Cathy Asato, a Metro spokeswoman, said there were patrols at the Anacostia Metro station when the incident occurred. She said Metro officers will continue their regular patrols of stations, but there are no planned changes in light of recent events.

"We watch for patterns," she said. "As far as we can tell, these are isolated incidents."


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