Man found shot dead in stairwell of NW, DC building

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Police are investigating after a man was found shot dead inside of a stairwell of a building in Northwest, D.C. late Sunday night, Metropolitan police said. 

Officers responded to a shooting in the 600 block of Newton Place around 9:28 p.m., authorities stated. 

When they got to the scene they found a man in a stairwell of the building suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The victim has been identified as 41-year-old Antwaun Smith. Police arrested 36-year-old Antonio Williams, of Northwest, DC. Williams. He has been charged with second degree murder while armed.

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