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Arrest Made in a Homicide: 1300 Block of Columbia Road, Northwest

Friday, March 29, 2019

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announce an arrest has been made in reference to a homicide that occurred on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in the 1300 block of Columbia Road, Northwest.


At approximately 6:21 pm, members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.


The decedent has been identified as 25 year-old Dawud Debruhl of Northwest, DC.


On Thursday, March 28, 2019, 25 year-old Deontay Britton, of Northwest, DC, was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder while Armed.