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Arrest Made in a Homicide: Unit Block of Chesapeake Street, Southeast


Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in a homicide that occurred on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, in the Unit block of Chesapeake Street, Southeast.


At approximately 8:09 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located a juvenile male victim, inside of a vehicle, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.  On Friday, February 11, 2022, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.


The decedent has been identified as 16 year-old DeShawn Francis, of Alexandria, VA.


On Thursday, April 28, 2022, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested 17 year-old Eugene Williams, of Southeast, DC. Williams was charged as an adult with First Degree Murder while Armed.


The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for each homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.