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Arrest in the Homicide: 1800 block of Maryland Avenue, NE

Friday, December 7, 2012

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the fatal shooting which occurred in the 1800 block of Maryland Avenue, NE.

On Thursday, December 6, 2012, at approximately 8:12 pm, units from the Fifth District responded for a report to investigate the trouble in the 1800 block of Maryland Avenue, NE.  Upon arrival, they located an adult female victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead. 

The decedent is identified as 63-year-old Shirley Renee Tucker of Northeast, Washington, DC.

On Thursday, December 6, 2012, detectives from the Homicide Branch arrested 73 year-old Joseph Chandler of Northeast, Washington, DC, charging him Murder Two while Armed in connection with the fatal shooting of Shirley Renee Tucker.