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Arrest Made in Homicide: North Capitol Street and Florida Avenue, NW

Monday, December 9, 2013

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in a homicide which occurred in the area of North Capitol Street and Florida Avenue, NW.

On Sunday, December 8, 2013 at approximately 10:12 pm, police officers responded to the area of North Capitol Street and Florida Avenue, NW for the report of a man down. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent stab wound.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, pending an autopsy.

The decedent is identified as 63 year-old John Thomas Tillman of Southeast, Washington, DC.

On Monday, December 9, 2013, members of the 5th District located and arrested a 37 year-old Deon Anthony Thomas of Northeast, Washington, D.C.  He was charged with Murder II While Armed in the death of John Thomas Tillman.