Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the homicide of Joel Watkins. On Monday, March 8, 2010, at approximately 8:43 pm, a 15-year-old juvenile male from Northwest Washington was placed under arrest by members from the department’s Homicide Branch and charged with First Degree Felony Murder While Armed in the fatal shooting of Joel Watkins.
At approximately 9:28 pm on Sunday, February 21, 2010, officers from the Fourth District were called to the 6200 block of 7th Street, NW, to investigate the report of an unconscious subject. Upon arrival they located 15-year-old Joel Watkins suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds. He was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia where he was pronounced dead.