A 31-year-old man has been arrested and charged in a fatal shooting that occurred last month in the Woodland Terrace public housing complex in Southeast Washington, according to D.C. police.
Nyekemia Everett of Southeast was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree murder while armed. He is charged with killing Christopher Heard, 37, of Oxon Hill.
The shooting occurred shortly before 4 a.m. in the 2300 block of Ainger Place SE, in a parking lot near Bruce Place. Police said Heard was shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene.
No motive has been divulged. Everett could make an initial appearance Saturday in D.C. Superior Court, and additional information could be made public when the arrest affidavit is unsealed.
The neighborhood — near Suitland Parkway and Alabama Avenue — is in one of the District’s most violent areas. In summer 2015, the area was flooded by police officers in an attempt to quell an outbreak of shootings.