Suspected of killing a man near DC Restaurant – NBC4 Washington

A man was charged with a shooting this summer that killed an innocent bystander who left a restaurant with his wife on busy 14th Street NW.

Jeremy Black died after being shot on June 29. He was a Takoma Park, Maryland resident, father of two and a member of the Peace Corps. He was 53.

Dearay Anthony Wilson, 25, of Northeast DC, was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree murder while armed, Metropolitan Police Department chief Robert Contee said at a news conference hours later.

“This was good policing throughout, cooperation with our federal partners and science that made us apprehend Mr. Wilson,” Contee said of what led to the arrest.

It was not immediately clear if Wilson had a lawyer.

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives used ballistic analysis and DNA analysis to identify the suspect, said Charlie Patterson, special agent in charge of the Washington Field Division.

Police are still looking for “other people who may be involved” in Black’s killing, Contee said.

Black was shot when two men opened fire on each other in the 1400 block of R Street NW, a few blocks northwest of Logan Circle, police said at the time. The officers responded around 9:10 p.m.

Black was taken to a hospital where he died.

A surveillance camera took pictures of a vehicle of interest, a white Chevrolet Equinox that was seen leaving the area. Footage shows four people getting out of the SUV wearing gloves and caps on a scorching hot night. They leave the vehicle, run back and whiz away.

Fourteenth Street NW is a large nightlife corridor and home to some of the most famous restaurants in DC

A man was inside his home nearby and was sitting on his bed using his laptop when a bullet whizzed past his head. Residents found damage to windows and parked cars.

The police chief said on Wednesday that he spoke with Black’s widow, Cathy Feingold, who is working to help other people who have lost family members to gun violence.

“She simply said ‘thank you’ and that she was ecstatic about the news,” Contee said.


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