Plea in attempted sex abuse at museum

A Southwest D.C. man pleaded guilty Friday to attempted second-degree child sex abuse for grabbing a 14-year-old girl at the National Museum of Natural History.

Authorities say on April 4, Devone L. Foote, 35, walked up to a group of 13- and 14-year-old girls from California and touched their buttocks as the teens toured the Smithsonian museum’s butterfly exhibit. Prosecutors say Foote also pressed his groin against one of the teen’s buttocks.

Foote, who has remained in jail since his arrest, is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 15 in D.C. Superior Court.

— Keith L. Alexander

Arrest in July 4 shooting death

A Maryland man was arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Prince George’s County on Independence Day.

On July 4 at around 3:40 p.m., officers learned two shooting victims were driven to a hospital, Prince George’s County police said in a statement. One suffered injuries that were not life threatening, the statement said; another, 33-year-old Demarco Robinson of Lanham, died.

An investigation showed the victims were shot inside a car near a liquor store in the 7300 block of Landover Road after they argued with people in a van, according to the statement.

On July 6, an officer spotted the van sought in connection with the shooting being towed on St. Barnabas Road in Temple Hills, police said. After the tow truck was stopped, officers learned from the tow-truck driver that the van belong to his son, 24-year-old Thomas Tyrone Sanders of Landover, who was arrested Friday, according to police.

— Justin Wm. Moyer

Two arrested in fatal shooting

Two men were arrested in connection with a fatal shooting during a drug deal in December in Prince George’s County, police said.

On Dec. 30 at around 10:10 p.m., officers found 27-year-old Carrington Carter II of Fort Washington shot in the 7100 block of White Pearl Place in Fort Washington, Prince George’s County police said in a statement. Carter was transferred to a hospital, where he died, the statement said.

On Friday, police said Julius Senior, 28, of Upper Marlboro was charged with first- and second-degree murder in connection with Carter’s shooting, and Jamal Garner, 22 of Northwest Washington was charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder.

— Justin Wm. Moyer

Suspected killer found dead

A suspect in the killing of a 77-year-old man at a Fairfax-area retirement community in April fled to Vietnam after the slaying and is now dead, Fairfax County police announced Friday.

The person of interest, whose identity was not released, was well known to the victim, Cong Huu Nguyen, and police said the motive for the killing might have been financial gain, but declined to elaborate.

Police said they are awaiting the results of an autopsy to be performed on the man in Vietnam before officially releasing his name. Police declined to discuss the man’s relationship to Nguyen.

On April 20, Nguyen was found dead in his apartment at Little River Glen, a 120-unit retirement community, police said. He had suffered upper body trauma.

— Justin Jouvenal