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Police Arrest Third Man in Matthew Shlonsky Homicide in Shaw

by Andrew Ramonas — February 24, 2016 at 1:15 pm 0

police car(Updated at 1:40 p.m.) Police have apprehended a third man in connection with the fatal shooting of 23 year-old American University graduate Matthew Shlonsky at the Shaw-Howard Metro station in August, authorities announced today.

Christopher Proctor, a 26-year-old resident of Northwest D.C., was arrested yesterday and charged with second degree murder while armed. Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

Shlonsky was killed when he was caught in the path of a drive-by shooting that occurred near the intersection of 7th and S streets NW on the afternoon of Aug. 15.

Before apprehending Proctor, police last year arrested 19-year-old Andre Dudley and 19-year-old Marcus King in connection with the homicide.

“Our detectives continue to work diligently in our investigative efforts, and it was through a variety of different detective work that our members were able to identify, locate, and make the third arrest,” D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said in a statement. “We hope it brings closure and a peace of mind to all who were invested in this case as we continue a successful investigation.”

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