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Arrest Made in Homicide of Tyrus Morton

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
A 45-year-old District Heights man has been charged with murder.

Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced today that an arrest has been made in the homicide of 29-year-old Tyrus Dionte Morton. Mr. Morton was a victim of a stabbing in the 500 block of Malcolm X Avenue, SE, on Wednesday, August 5, 2009, and later succumbed to his injuries on Saturday, November 14, 2009. A subsequent autopsy conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia determined that Mr. Morton died from complications related to stab wounds and the manner of death in this case was ruled a homicide. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

On Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 45-year-old Robert Oliver of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>District Heights, MD, was charged with Murder Two While Armed pursuant to an arrest warrant in connection with the stabbing death of Mr. Morton.  Mr. Oliver was transported to the Homicide Branch for processing.