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Police arrest man in January killing of teenager in Southeast Washington

A 24-year-old man was arrested Friday and charged with fatally shooting a teenager on a Sunday afternoon near Fort Stanton Park in Southeast Washington.

David Washington, 24, of Southeast, was arrested about 2 p.m. by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder while armed. He could make his first appearance in D.C. Superior Court on Saturday, when additional details of the case will be made public.

Police said Washington is charged with killing Deangelo Gatling, 18, of Southeast Washington on Jan. 12. The shooting occurred a few minutes after 2 p.m. in the 2300 block of 24th Street SE. Police at the time said the gunman drove away in a white car with a black door. No motive has been disclosed.

It was the District’s second homicide of 2014. There have been 15 so far this year.

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