At approximately 7:35 am on Wednesday, June 22, 2005, officers from the First District responded to the unit block of Patterson Street, NE, to investigate the report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers located an adult male lying in front of 38 Patterson Street, NE, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. The victim who has been identified as 27-year-old Alan Melvin Young Jr. of the 500 block of Franklin Street, NE, was transported to the Washington Hospital Center's MedStar Unit where he was pronounced dead.
The above case was closed Friday, November 18, 2005, with the arrest of 58-year-old Thomas Edward Harris Jr., of the 700 block of Sligo Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland. He was charged with Second Degree Murder while Armed.