Police make arrest in murder of NW 27-year-old man

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Metropolitan Police Department made an arrest Wednesday in connection with the death of a 27-year-old man from NW, D.C.

Police said the homicide happened at Fuller Street and Mozart Place, NW.

According to authorities, the shooting happened on June 21 around 2:23 a.m. Police found a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim, 27-year-old Luis E. Avila Melendez of NW, DC was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police arrested 20-year-old Manuel Antonio Garcia of Northeast, D.C.. Garcia is being charged with second-degree murder while armed in the shooting death of Luis E. Avila Melendez.


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