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D.C. police arrest Southeast man for 2009 homicide

D.C. police arrested a 24-year-old man Wednesday on charges that he fatally shot a man in a Northeast Washington alley in 2009.

Homicide detectives arrested and charged James Barber, of Southeast Washington, with second-degree murder in the shooting of John Arthur Reaves III, officials said. On Feb. 27, 2009, police found Reaves, 30, suffering from gunshot wounds in the 800 block of Delafield Place NE about 5 p.m.

Police did not release information about a motive or what led them to arrest Barber.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.


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