At approximately 11:35 pm, on Monday, May 2, 2005, Metropolitan Police were called to the front of 4519 Benning Road, SE, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located 20-year-old James DeWayne suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to the Prince George's Hospital Center and pronounced dead at 2:35 am, on May 3.
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On July 20, 2005, the suspect being sought in connection with the crime was apprehended by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force and charged with Murder One while Armed. The suspect is identified as 24-year-old Antonio Dupree Reed, of the 100 block of 42nd Street, NE.