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Arrest Made in 2009 Homicide: 800 Block of Delafield Street, NE

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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 800 block Delafield Street, NE.

On Thursday, February 27, 2009, at approximately 5:00 pm, units from the Fourth District responded to the 800 block of Delafield Street, NE, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 30-year-old John Arthur Reaves III of Northeast, Washington, DC.

On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, Homicide Detectives charged 24-year-old James Barber of Southeast, DC, pursuant to a District of Columbia Superior Court arrest warrant, charging him with Murder Two while Armed in the fatal shooting of John Arthur Reaves III.