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Homicide Closure in Connection with Shooting in the Unit Block of L Street, NW

Friday, May 14, 2010

Homicide Closure in Connection with Shooting in the Unit Block of L Street, NW

The suspect, identified as 24-year-old Dwannell F. Bunting will be charged in the May 12 shooting of Antonio Hampton.

Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Detectives announced that an arrest was made in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred in the unit block of L Street, NW.

On Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at approximately 10:30 pm, First District officers responded to a call for the sounds of gunshots in the area of First and L Streets NW.  Officers located 39-year-old Antonio Hampton, of an unknown address, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Mr. Hampton was transported to a local hospital, and on May 13, 2010 he succumbed to his injury and was pronounced dead. 

A short time after the shooting, First District officers stopped a suspect and through subsequent investigation, the suspect was identified as 24-year-old Dwannell F. Bunting of Hyattsville, Maryland.  Mr. Bunting will be charged with murder in connection with this case.

This case exemplifies quick and efficient police work.  Chief Lanier commented that she was “pleased with the heroic actions of the Officers who were patrolling in the area, and were able to quickly capture the suspect and bring this case to an immediate closure.”