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Arrest Made in a Homicide: Unit Block of 57th Place, Southeast

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announce an arrest has been made regarding a fatal shooting that occurred on Friday, November 30, 2018, in the Unit block of 57th Place, Southeast.


At approximately 11:51 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult female, inside of a residence, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.


The decedent has been identified as 19 year-old Nya Howard-Reynolds, of Capital Heights, MD.


On Monday, December 3, 2018, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 22 year-old Robert Theodore Smith of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder While Armed.