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Man arrested in shooting at D.C. high school

Police have arrested a 25-year-old Landover man in connection with a fatal shooting Friday night at a District high school.

A D.C. police spokesman said Saturday that Oma Crawford was arrested and charged with murder. Police identified the victim as Ralph Thomas, 36, of Temple Hills.

The shooting occurred about 8:30 p.m. in a parking lot at McKinley Tech high school in Northeast Washington.

Police did not immediately release information about an alleged motive. Earlier, D.C. public school officials said it appeared that the victim, who died at the scene, was not connected with the school system.

Ann covers legal affairs in the District and Maryland for the Washington Post. Ann previously covered state government and politics in California, New Hampshire and Maryland. She joined the Post in 2005.


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