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Additional Arrest Made in South Capitol Street Shootings

Monday, April 26, 2010
A 21-year-old man has been arrested.

The Metropolitan Police Department announced today that an additional arrest has been made in the shootings that occurred on <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>South Capitol Street on March 30, 2010.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

Twenty-one year old Jeffrey D. Best was arrested in Southeast, DC just before 9 am on Monday, April 26, 2010 by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force pursuant to an arrest warrant charging him with four counts of Murder One While Armed and one count of Felony Murder While Armed.

The shooting incidents which occurred in the 4000 block of South Capitol Street, SE and in the unit block of Galveston Street, SW on the evening of March 30, 2010 resulted in four fatalities. A total of nine people were shot, six males and three females.

Two suspects were arrested on March 30 and two other suspects were arrested on April 22, 2010.

“We are very pleased to announce the final arrest in this case,” said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. “While I know this does not alleviate the pain caused by these heinous acts, this arrest closes a chapter in this tragedy.”