Man Arrested in Fairfax Death; Woman Hit by Train in Bethesda; D.C. Fatal Shootings Investigated

Monday, June 15, 2009


Suspect in Fairfax Death Is Arrested in Pr. George's

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Tyree Harvey, 18, of no fixed address, early yesterday in connection with the death of a man in the Woodlawn section of Fairfax County, authorities said.

Fairfax police said William J. Bowie, 54, also of no fixed address, was found dead on a sidewalk in the 9100 block of Richmond Highway shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday by fire and rescue workers responding to an unrelated call. Police said the cause of death appeared to be a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Harvey was arrested in Prince George's County and taken to the Prince George's County Correctional Center. He was awaiting extradition to Fairfax, where warrants for murder and attempted robbery will be served, police said.

-- Christian Davenport


Woman Hit at Bethesda Metro Stop Is 2nd Weekend Death on Tracks

For the second time in two days, a person was struck and killed by a Metro train yesterday. About 1 p.m. yesterday, an unidentified woman "placed herself on the tracks" at the Bethesda Metro station and was hit by a Glenmont-bound train, forcing authorities to temporarily close the station, Metro spokeswoman Candace Smith said. Coupled with scheduled maintenance elsewhere on the Red Line, the incident caused major delays, Smith said.

A little before noon Saturday, an unidentified man put himself in front of an Orange Line train at the Potomac Avenue Station and was killed.

-- Christian Davenport


Hearing Is Scheduled for Today In Holocaust Museum Shooting

A hearing in U.S. District Court is scheduled for this afternoon to update the court on the health of James W. von Brunn, the 88-year-old white supremacist charged with murder in the shooting death of a security officer at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and to determine how to proceed with the case, officials said yesterday.

Authorities said von Brunn shot Stephen T. Johns in the chest with a rifle shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday at the museum's 14th Street entrance. Two other guards immediately returned fire, and von Brunn was struck in the face, authorities said.

-- Christian Davenport

Two Fatal Shootings Probed; Arrest Made in Stabbing Death

D.C. police said that they were investigating two fatal shootings that occurred within hours of each other yesterday and that authorities had arrested a suspect, age 39, in connection with a fatal stabbing Saturday.

The first shooting occurred shortly after 2 a.m. yesterday, when officers found Demarcus Brown, 25, of Southeast in the rear of 215 Newcomb St. SE. At 4:11 a.m., police found a 23-year-old man with gunshot wounds in the street in the 900 block of Division Avenue NE. Dallas M. Williams of Northwest was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

-- Christian Davenport

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