The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that an arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of Chardale Bowe, which occurred on <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>North Capitol Street, NE on December 31, 2009. On Thursday, January 7, 2010, at about 1:30 pm, 26-year-old Randolph Thomas, Jr., was arrested by homicide detectives with the assistance of members of the Capitol Area Region Fugitive Task Force pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with First Degree Felony Murder While Armed in connection with the death of Mr. Bowe. Mr. Thomas was arrested, without incident, in the 500 block of Indiana Avenue, NW. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
On Thursday, December 31, 2009, at approximately 11:25 pm, an officer assigned to the Fourth District was flagged down by personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department in the 4800 block of North Capitol Street, NE where an adult male shooting victim was located. The emergency medical personnel could find no life signs.
The victim, identified as 42-year-old Chardale Bowe of no fixed address, was officially pronounced dead on the scene at approximately 1:30 am on January 1, 2010 by a representative from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia.