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Man Arrested After Shooting Leaves Woman Dead in Southeast DC

Sunday, October 1, 2023


Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch announce an arrest has been made in the death of a woman after a shooting in Southeast, D.C.


On Sunday, October 1, 2023, at approximately 3:49 a.m., Seventh District officers responded to the 4000 block of 13th Street, Southeast, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a woman, inside of her residence, suffering from gunshot wound injuries. She died at the scene.


The victim has been identified as 52-year-old Patricia Johnson, of Southeast, DC.


The suspect, 46-year-old Desmond Thurston of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder while Armed.  The detectives’ investigation revealed this offense was domestic in nature.