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Arrest made in D.C. teen’s April slaying

The alleged shooter of a 16-year-old boy killed last spring while walking home from his girlfriend’s house in Southeast Washington was charged with murder Saturday.

Dion Redwood, 39, was arrested Friday morning at his home in District Heights when a fugitive task force executed an arrest warrant, police said.

Redwood is accused of shooting Darius Cannon last April while the teenager was on his way home from visiting a girlfriend, three blocks from his home in Southeast Washington.

Cannon’s family could not be reached for comment Saturday, but a former mentor said she had been notified of the arrest.

“He was just really special,” Karen Kenworthy said.

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Antonio covers government, politics and other regional issues in Fairfax County. He worked in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago before joining the Post in September of 2013.



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