D.C. police yesterday identified the man killed in a gun battle Tuesday night as he and two companions allegedly tried to rob a Northwest Washington carryout store as Arthur Lee Watson, 21, of 1341 Kenyon St. NW.
Police said two men were charged with assault with intent to kill and armed robbery in connection with the incident at the Clifton Carry-out at 2509 14th St. NW. They were identified as Robert Lee Dutch, 24, of 2523 14th St. NW and Keith Odell Reynolds, 19, of 1320 Fairmont St. NW.
Dutch and Reynolds were arraigned on these charges yesterday before D.C. Superior Court Judge William S. Thompson, who set bail for each man at $10,000.
Alvin Richardson, 26, of 3730 Martin Luther King Ave., SE, originally was arrested in connection with the holdup but later was cleared of complicity, police said. Richardson was charged, however, with carrying a firearm without a license, police said.
Meanwhile, Harold E. Mitchell, 44, owner of the carry-out who was wounded in the gunfight, was reported in fair condition at Washington Hospital Centers with bullet wounds in his left thigh, left foot and lower left and right arms.
His brother, Bobby Mitchell, 48 was reported in critical condition at the same hospital with a stomach wound.