THE DISTRICT

Fatal Shooting A man was fatally shot in the head last night near an automotive shop in Northeast Washington, D.C. police said.

The victim, whose name was not released, was found by officers in the 2100 block of Rhode Island Avenue about 7:30 p.m. The man was taken to Washington Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead.

An argument over work done on an automobile may have preceded the shooting, police said. Witnesses gave investigators the license plate number of a vehicle seen in the area around the time of the shooting, and police were investigating last night.

VIRGINIA

Fugitive Caught A Houston man wanted on capital murder charges in Texas was apprehended yesterday in Loudoun County.

Noe De Jesus Gonzalez, 21, was taken into custody in the 1000 block of Ironwood Drive in the Sterling Park community, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators said Gonzalez is one of two suspects wanted in connection with the March 16 slaying of Isidro Jimenez Perez, 30, of Houston.

Perez, who suffered blunt trauma to the head, was found wrapped in a blanket tucked inside a mattress that was left leaning against a dumpster.

Gonzalez was being held without bond at the Loudoun Adult Detention Center, awaiting extradition.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.