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Arrests Made in a Homicide: 100 Block of Irvington Street, Southwest

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announce arrests have been made in reference to a homicide that occurred on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, in the 100 block of Irvington Street, Southwest.


At approximately 4:52 pm, an off-duty MPD officer was flagged down at the listed location in reference to a shooting victim. Upon arrival, the off-duty officer located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital where they were treated for life threatening injuries.


On Wednesday, August 10, 2022, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.


The decedent has been identified as 20-year-old Brian Buxton, of Fort Washington, MD.


On Friday, August 4, 2023, members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fugitive Unit, pursuant to booking orders, transported 19-year-old Aaron Walker of Southeast, DC and 19-year-old Dasani Dawson of Northwest, DC to the Homicide Branch. Pursuant to arrest warrants, both were charged with First-Degree Murder While Armed.


This case remains under investigation. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for each homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.