Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the homicide of Miguel A. Romero, who was shot to death on <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>4th Street, NW on the morning of December 25, 2009. On Sunday, December 27, 2009, at 10:30 am, 20-year-old Marlo Antonio Garcias of the Northwest, DC, was apprehended by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. He was arrested, without incident, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Murder I While Armed in connection with the death of Mr. Romero.
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Shortly before 5:00 am on Friday, December 25, 2009, a Fourth District officer was flagged down and advised that a shooting had occurred inside of 5401 4th Street, NW. Upon responding to that address, he discovered three victims suffering from gunshot wounds.
DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department personnel responded to the scene and could find no life signs in one of the victims. This victim, identified as 21-year-old Miguel Angel Romero of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, later was officially pronounced dead on the scene by a representative from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia. The body was then transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office.
The two other victims, a 24-year-old male and a 21-year-old female, were transported to an area hospital and admitted in critical but stable condition. Their identities are being withheld because they are witnesses in the case.