On April 4, 2005, at about 2:40 a.m., police responded to the 3300 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>23rd Street, SE. to investigate the report of the sound of gunfire. Upon arrival, they discovered two males suffering from multiple gunshot wounds lying on the parking lot of 3345 23rd Street.
One victim, identified as 25-year-old Dante Isaac King, of the 2000 block Oliver Street in Hyattsville, Maryland, was transported to GeorgeWashingtonUniversityMedicalCenter where he was pronounced dead. The other victim, identified as 26-year-old Darnell Shuler, of the 3300 block of 22nd Street, SE, was pronounced dead at HowardUniversityHospital.
The above case was closed with the arrest of 22-year-old Lester Massey, of the unit block of Quincy Place, NE. He has been charged with two counts of Murder One while Armed.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>