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Second Arrest Made in the Homicide of Keith Neal

Friday, July 2, 2010
A second suspect has been charged in a January 2010 murder.

The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that a second arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of Keith Neal, which occurred on <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Eastern Avenue, NE on January 20, 2010. 

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On Thursday, July 1, 2010, at about 8:00 pm, 24-year-old Keith Wade was arrested by homicide detectives with the assistance of members of the Capitol Area Region Fugitive Task Force pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with First Degree Murder While Armed.  Mr. Wade was arrested without incident in Northeast, DC. 


At approximately 2:45 pm on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, members from the Sixth District responded to the 1300 block of Eastern Avenue, NE, for the report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival at a residence at that location, officers discovered an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim was transported by personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department to an area hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead.


The victim in this case has been identified as 41-year-old Keith Neal of the 1300 block of Eastern Avenue, NE.