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Arrest Made in a Homicide: 1400 Block of W Street, Northwest

Monday, July 1, 2019

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in reference to a homicide that occurred on Sunday, June 30, 2019, in the 1400 block of W Street, Northwest.


At approximately 4:17 pm, members of the Third District responded to the south alley, of the listed location, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an unconscious adult male victim, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and determined the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. The victim remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. An additional adult male was located, at the listed location, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.


The decedent has been identified as 28 year-old Christopher Payne, of Bowie, MD.


On Sunday, June 30, 2019, as a result of the detectives’ investigation, the second victim, 21 year-old Duan Garmany, of Northwest, DC, was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder While Armed (Felony Murder).


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.