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Additional Homicide Arrest: 1700 Block of 7th Street, NW

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an additional arrest has been made in the fatal shooting which occurred in the 1700 block of 7th Street, NW.

On Saturday, July 7, 2012, at approximately 10:38 pm units from the Third District responded for the report of a shooting in the 1700 block of 7th Street, NW.  Upon arrival, they located an adult male who was unconscious and unresponsive suffering from a gunshot wound.  A second adult male victim, suffering from a gunshot wound, was located near 7th Street and Rhode Island Avenue, NW.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and did not find any signs of life for the first victim who was pronounced dead by a member of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.  The second victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

The decedent is identified as 30 year-old Michael Edward Jones of Northwest, Washington, DC.

On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, an adult male of Northeast, DC was arrested by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force and charged with Murder Two While Armed in the shooting death of Michael Jones.

On Monday, January 27, 2014, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch arrested 23 year-old Bernard Fleming of Northwest charging him with First Degree Murder while Armed, Assault with the Intent to Kill while Armed, and Tampering with Evidence in connection with the shooting death of Michael Jones.