At approximately 2:13 am, Tuesday, July 5, 2005, police were called to the 2900 block of 8th Street, SE, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival they located 26-year-old Walter David Perry, of the unit block of 49th Street, SE, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to the body. He was taken to the Howard University Hospital and pronounced dead at 2:45 am.
This case was closed on Tuesday, July 12, 2005, with the arrest of 27-year-old Cecil McKinney, of the 2900 block of 8th Street, SE. He was charged with First Degree Murder.