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Arrest Made in a Homicide: 900 Block of Eastern Avenue, Northeast

Monday, January 1, 2018

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in reference to a fatal shooting that occurred in the 900 block of Eastern Avenue, Northeast, on Thursday, December 28, 2017.


At approximately 11:23 am, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival on the scene, members located an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.


The decedent has been identified as 23 year-old Ronzay Green, of Northeast, DC.


On Sunday, December 31, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested 23-year-old Dennis Whitaker, of Northeast, DC. He has been charged with First Degree Murder while Armed.