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Arrest in 2009 DC killing

District police said an 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a September slaying in Southeast.

Aaron Andrews, of the District, has been charged with first-degree murder while armed in the Sept. 25 killing of Reggie Cook, police said. Cook, 20, of Alexandria was found on a sidewalk in the 1100 block of Eaton Road SE with a gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Andrews is the second person arrested in connection with the slaying.
-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  July 22, 2010; 8:49 AM ET
Categories:  District of Columbia , Maria Glod  
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Just can't wait to hear the motive on this one. I'm sure we'll be astounded at the idiocy.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | July 22, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Idiocy? I'm not sure what you're speaking of. You mean "disrespect" is not grounds for snatching another person's life? *Gasp*

Posted by: MsAyesha22 | July 22, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

No good can come of visiting SE DC if one isn't from there.

Posted by: jabreal00 | July 22, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

*Yawn* Another killing in SE DC. Ho-Hum

Posted by: BLKManCommonSense | July 22, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Let me guess, is this another murder by a ward of DYRS??

Posted by: bktownes@aol.com | July 22, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

I find some of these comments -- esp. the one about "savages killing savages" a bit disturbing. Instead of dismissing a neighborhood -- or the people who live in it -- maybe be disturbed about another senseless killing.

More and more these days, innocent kids -- ones that are on their way to better things -- are being shot down because it's a guaranteed way of getting a response out of someone in their family. Yes, that's disgusting, and these lost individuals need to pay for their crimes. But don't lump everyone who lives in Southeast together in one bad category. Remember -- Capitol Hill and the some of the "rich" areas of DC are in....Southeast.

Posted by: townhousekids | July 22, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Townhouse,

I understand your point, but I'd like to offer this. I am 35 years of age and I have NEVER known a friend, family member, neighbor, or client who has been shot and killed.

The murder victim was innocent, but that neighborhood he was in was and is a MESS. I am tired of all these enterprising young murder victims being preyed upon by the black underclass because they want to travel to the ghettoes to "keep it real".

Yes I am aware that a murder could happen anywhere and at anytime, but these types of killings are more likely to happen in a neighborhood with similar demographics to the one in which the young man was killed.

These types of neighborhoods are worse than the sundown towns of Jim Crow, particularly because black people continue to cannibalize each other.

Posted by: BLKManCommonSense | July 22, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

BLKManCommonSense - you don't seem to have any !
I get sick and tired of reading the comments of the quasi-rasists that blog here. It's horrible when anyone is killed or harmed, however, when it happens in SE D.C. or PG County, African Americans in general are indicted. Admittedly, there are problems in SE D.C as well as PG County in Black communities. The deeper problem lies at the feet of our society. These neighborhoods have been economically and socially cast out, and it seems no one cares.
Infuse some dollars, give the people living in these places some sence of ownership, and the type of political and police concern that is afforded many in Virginia, and much of this trouble would bog down.

Posted by: Hlynchmaster | July 22, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

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