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Suspect Charged in a 2020 Homicide: 800 Block of 51st Street, Southeast


Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announce a suspect has been charged in a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, in the 800 block of 51st Street, Southeast.


At approximately 11:05 am, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male, inside of a residence, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.


The decedent has been identified as 60 year-old Barron Goodwin, of Southeast, DC.


On September 28, 2022, pursuant to a DC Superior Court indictment and a subsequent booking order, members of MPD’s Fugitive Unit charged 23 year-old Ky’Lee Palmer, of Southeast, DC, with First Degree Murder while Armed.