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Arrest Made in Homicide: 600 Block of Morris Place, Northeast

Monday, April 28, 2014

Arrest Made in Homicide: 600 Block of Morris Place, Northeast

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the homicide which occurred in the 600 block of Morris Place, Northeast.

On Friday April 25, 2014, at approximately 3:35 pm, police officers from the First District responded to a call for the sounds of gunshots.  Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The decedent has been identified as 29-year-old Andre Pierce Joyner of Fort Washington, MD.

On Monday, April 28, 2014, at 12:00 pm, 29-year-ol James Walter Yates III, of Southeast, 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 Murder II While Armed in the homicide of Andre Pierce Joyner.