A 43-year-old man was fatally shot early Friday in Northeast Washington’s Trinidad neighborhood, according to D.C. police.
The victim was identified as Damon R. Bell. Authorities did not describe a possible motive. No arrest has been made.
The shooting happened about 1:15 a.m. in the 1600 block of West Virginia Avenue NE, near the campus of Gallaudet University. Police said Bell, who had no fixed address, was found inside a vehicle.
— Peter Hermann
A federal jury found a Hyattsville man guilty of participating in a gang extortion scheme that collected money from Langley Park brothels, drug dealers and unlicensed businesses that sold alcohol and cigarettes, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
Late Thursday, the jury found Gerdandino Delgado-Escobar, 24, guilty of conspiracy to interfere with interstate commerce by extortion, according to a statement released by U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur.
Prosecutors said Delgado-Escobar is a member and associate of the Langley Park Salvatrucha “clique” of MS-13, an international criminal gang that was founded in Los Angeles, and had worked with other members to extract weekly extortion payments since 2013.
— Clarence Williams