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Additional Arrest Made in Homicide: 400 Block of 8th Street, Southeast

Monday, May 19, 2014

Additional Arrest Made in Homicide: 400 Block of 8th Street, Southeast

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an additional arrest has been made in the homicide which occurred in the 400 block of 8th Street, Southeast.

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at approximately 12:50 am, members of the First District responded to a call for an assault in the 400 block of 8th Street, Southeast. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male with abrasions and swelling to his face. He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated, but subsequently succumbed to his injuries. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma and the manner to be homicide.

The decedent is identified as 60-year-old Carlton Coltrane of Southeast, DC, and was pronounced dead on the afternoon of Friday, May 9, 2014.

On Thursday, May 15, 2014, at approximately 1:10 pm, an adult male of Northwest, Washington, DC, was arrested by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, pursuant to a District of Columbia Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with First Degree Felony Murder in the homicide of Carlton Coltrane.

On Monday, May 19, 2014, at approximately 7:15 am, 48 year-old Earl Patrick of Southwest, Washington, DC, was arrested by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, as a Fugitive from Justice.   After his arrest, he was additionally charged by members of the Homicide Branch with First Degree Felony Murder in the homicide of Carlton Coltrane.