Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced today that an arrest has been made in the homicide of 17-year-old Joseph Alonzo Sharps, Jr.
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On Monday, November 8, 2010, at approximately 8:45 pm, units from the Fifth District responded to the 1300 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Holbrook Street, NE, to investigate the report of sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, they discovered two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported both victims to a local area hospital. One of the victims, 17-year-old Joseph Alonzo Sharps Jr., of the 1500 block of Queen Street, NE succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
On Tuesday, November 23, 2010, members of the Homicide Branch arrested 19-year-old Kwan Kearney of Washington, DC and charged him with Murder I While Armed in the shooting death of Joseph Alonzo Sharps, Jr.