Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's First District announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with Intent to Rob while Armed (Gun) offense that occurred on Sunday, December 2, 2018, in the 600 block of H Street, Northeast.
At approximately 10:50 am, the suspect entered an establishment at the listed location. Once inside of the establishment, the suspect approached a cashier and demanded US currency. The suspect then brandished a handgun and a struggle ensured. During the struggle, the suspect discharged the weapon striking the victim. The suspect then fled the scene. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
On Sunday, December 2, 2018, 28 year-old Michael Whatley Jr, of Southeast DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Rob while Armed (Gun).