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Man arrested in North Capitol Street mass shooting

One of two men being sought in connection with Monday’s early morning drive-by mass shooting on North Capitol Street has been arrested, according to a D.C. police spokesman.

Craig Steven Wilson, 19, of Southeast Washington has been charged in a warrant with assault with intent to kill. Police named him as a suspect Thursday night and said members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested him Friday.

The other man named by police, Andrew D. Allen, also 19, is considered a person of interest in the case.

Police also said they located the second of two vehicles they say were used in the shooting — a 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK 320 coupe.

At a news conference Friday afternoon, Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier declined to give specifics about what led to Wilson’s arrest, as investigators are still seeking to talk to Allen and trying to determine what led to the violence.

Craig Wilson (Courtesy of D.C. Police)

“Obviously, there’s still a very active and ongoing investigation. . . . I’m very limited in what I can say,” Lanier said. “We still have a lot of work to do here.”

Police said 13 people were wounded in the shooting, which occurred about 2:10 a.m. in front of the Tyler House apartment building on North Capitol Street near New York Avenue NW.

The stretch is on the edge of the up-and-coming neighborhood NoMa, short for north of Massachusetts Avenue.

On Thursday, Cmdr. George Kucik urged the men to surrender.

“Reach out to us,” he implored at a news conference. “Come in and talk to us.”

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.


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