WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Metropolitan Police Department arrested a 51-year-old man in connection with a homicide that happened in the 800 block of Southern Avenue, SE on Thursday night.
Police responded to a call from a person around 10:57 p.m. When they arrived to the scene, they found a woman inside the home unconscious.
The victim, Detra Martin, 48, of Southeast, Washington, was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.
Police said her autopsy showed her cause of death was due to strangulation.
Around 6:15 p.m. Friday evening, police arrested 51-year-old Kevin McDarin Johnson of Southeast, Washington.
Authorities said, Johnson was charged with murder in connection with the death of Martin.