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Third Arrest Made in the Homicide of Carlos Alexander

Monday, March 15, 2010

Third Arrest Made in the Homicide of Carlos Alexander

A juvenile male has been arrested in a February 2010 homicide.

The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that a third arrest has been made in the murder of Carlos Alexander, which occurred on February 3, 2010.  The third suspect has been identified as a 16-year-old male from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Washington, DC. This suspect was arrested in Northeast on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at approximately 7:30 pm by members of the Fifth District Vice Unit pursuant to an arrest warrant charging him with Felony Murder. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

In February 2010, a 19-year-old male from Washington, DC and a 16-year-old male from Washington, D.C. were arrested pursuant to arrest warrants charging them with Felony Murder in the death of Mr. Alexander.

On Wednesday, February 3, 2010, shortly after 7 am, members of the Fifth District responded to the 700 block of 21st Street, NE for the report of an unconscious person.  Upon arrival, they located an adult male lying in front of an apartment building. The victim was unconscious and unresponsive.  Personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department responded to the scene, but could find no life signs.

The victim, identified as 47-year-old Carlos Bernard Alexander of the 400 block of 53rd Street, NE later was officially pronounced dead on the scene by a representative of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia.  The body was then transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office pending an autopsy. On Friday, February 12, 2010, the manner of death was ruled homicide due to complications resulting from blunt force injuries.