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Arrest Made in a Homicide: 1300 Block of Brentwood Road, Northeast

Tuesday, April 6, 2021


Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in a homicide that occurred on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, in the 1300 block of Brentwood Road, Northeast.


At approximately 2:51 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the 1200 block of Saratoga Avenue, Northeast, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male victim, inside a vehicle, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and after finding no signs consistent with life, the victim remained on the scene until being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Further investigation revealed that the offense took place in the 1300 block of Brentwood Road, Northeast.


The decedent has been identified as 22 year-old Dewayne Shorter, III, of Temple Hills, MD.


On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 36 year-old Jonathan Young, of Northeast, DC, was arrested by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force and charged with First Degree Murder while Armed-Premeditated.


This case remains under investigation.


The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.