Fatal DC stray bullet incident possibly associated with other shootings

Investigators say there is a possible link between an incident in June in which a stray bullet killed a 53-year-old man in northwest DC and three other shootings.

Investigators say there is a possible link between an incident in June in which a stray bullet killed a 53-year-old man in northwest DC and three other shootings.

Jeremy Black was killed by a stray bullet while out with his wife on 14th Street NW on June 29th.

The man arrested on Wednesday for Black’s death, Dearay Anthony Wilson, 25, also had a fully charged pistol of the same caliber, which was used to kill Black, in his jacket when he was arrested, according to court documents.

One of the shootings, believed to be connected to the stray bullet, took place just a few weeks after Black was killed, about a quarter of an hour away. It was captured on cell phone video.



The other incidents include a January 7 shooting along Columbia Road in the Northwest that left three teens and two adults injured, and a mass shooting at a block party back in August 2020 that injured 21 people and killed Christopher Brown, 17.

Details of the night Black was killed note that Wilson went to the Washington Hospital Center after the shooting with a t-shirt wrapped around his hand, claiming he was shot during a robbery.

Suspicious of his story, detectives took his clothes and shoes as evidence. According to indictment documents, DNA from his objects was eventually linked to the Chevy Equinox, which was used to get away from the scene of Black’s death.

Wilson has been charged with second-degree murder while armed with Black’s death and is being held without restraint. He is due in court on December 6.

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