Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the fatal shooting which occurred in the 1700 block of 17th Street, SE.
On Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at approximately 1:55 am, members of the Seventh District responded to the 1700 block of 17th Street, SE for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. The initial investigation determined that the suspect barricaded himself inside of a location in the 1700 block of 17th Street, SE. Negotiators with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Emergency Response Team were able to facilitate the surrendering of the suspect without further incident. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he subsequently succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent is identified as 24-year-old J’Ron Lamar Brown of Southeast, DC. On Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 23-year-old Derrick Babb of Southeast, DC was arrested and charged with Murder Two while Armed by members of the Homicide Branch for the shooting death of J’Ron Lamar Brown.