It looked like another slow Sunday morning to District of Columbia police officer Shirley Butler as she and her partner, William McAllister, started their routine patrol in Southeast Washington.
As her partner drove, Butler flipped through the D.C. "Ten Most Wanted" list "just to keep on my toes," she said. Number one on the list was a bushy-haired man with an angular face, wanted since January for armed robbery.
Three hours later, Butler spotted a man with the same angular face, without the bushy hair, at the corner of Half and M Streets SE.
"I grabbed the poster from the sunvisor and said, "that's the guy!" said Butler shortly after her sharp eyes led to the capture of the department's "most wanted" person.
Edward Hazlock, 34, of 40 T St. NW was arrested and charged with armed robbery in connection with a January Incident in which the victim was stabbed twice and beaten with a lead pipe in the 400 block of K'street NW.
Hazelock had also been sought on an unrelated felony bench warrant from D.C. superior court and for violation of parole, according to police.
The officers, both on the force for only two years, followed Hazelock for about two blocks and watched him board a Metro bus. They immediately radioed for help, then cut off the bus, boarded it and made the arrest.