Arrest Made in 2008 Homicide

The Crime Blotter- March 12

Notable Arrests

On March 12th, at 8 a.m., Astrian Horton was arrested and charged with the offense of Homicide. Deon Coleman of SW DC, was shot and killed on June 19th, 2008, at 10:07 p.m. on the unit block of Brandywine St. SW.

On March 12th, at 4 p.m., Jamal Easter was arrested and charged with the offense of assault with a deadly weapon.

In Other News

There was an assault with a deadly weapon on the 1600 block of Good Hope Rd. SE at 6:08 p.m.

There was a robbery on the 4600 block of South Capitol St.

There were thefts on:

  • the 1600 block of W St. SE;
  • the 2400 block of Pomeroy Rd. SE;
  • two unknown locations in PSA 703;
  • the 734 block of Southern Ave. SE.

There was a theft from an automobile on the 2503 block of Good Hope Rd. SE.

There were cars stolen on:

  • the 500 block of Yuma St. SE.;
  • the 4200 block of First St. SE.

Reporting Illegal Activity

Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911.

When reporting suspicious activity, give an accurate description. Here are some things to include:

  • Brief description of the activity;
  • Date, time and location of the activity;
  • Physical identifiers of anyone you observed;
  • Descriptions of vehicles;
  • Information about where people involved in suspicious activities may have gone;
  • Your name and contact information.

“Be willing to report suspicious activity,” states Lieutenant Eddie G. Fowler.

“911 is the most direct route to access police service, and we do not want residents to rely on email and other means of communication, as these may take longer to get us there,” stated Commander Andrew Solberg.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on March 13th, 2015 by the MPD to the 7D Listserv.