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Arrest Made in a Homicide: 1300 Block of 7th Street, Northwest

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in reference to a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, in the 1300 block of 7th Street, Northwest.


At approximately 11:33 pm, members of the Third District responded to the listed location after hearing the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.


The decedent has been identified as 18 year-old Malick Cisse, of Northwest, DC.


On Thursday, May 7, 2020, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 18 year-old William Whitaker, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder while Armed (Premeditated).