Lanier: Work to Solve Recent Adams Morgan Killing ‘Very Active’
Detectives still are working to make an arrest in a fatal shooting in Adams Morgan earlier this month, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said last night.
Speaking at a Ward 1 community meeting on safety, Lanier said she can’t say much about the investigation into the April 17 assault that killed 35-year-old Jayvon Marshman of Southeast D.C. and injured another man, as police continue to work to close the case.
“It’s still a very active case,” Lanier said.
Commander Stuart Emerman of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District, added that cops are “still actively working several leads.”
“I think they are hopeful,” he said.
Police found Marshman dead when they arrived on the 2500 block of Mozart Place NW near H.D. Cooke Elementary School. The other victim was brought to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
Authorities haven’t released any suspect information.
The shooting came almost 13 years after Marshman was acquitted in an alleged gang killing. He was accused of fatally shooting a man in 2002 on the 2200 block of Champlain Street NW, a few blocks away from Mozart Place.
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