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Arrest made in slaying of City Council intern


A 28-year-old Southeast Washington man was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged in the fatal shooting of the 18-year-old city council intern who was found dead Sunday, D.C. police said.

Police said Omare Ishmael Cotton, 28, was charged with first degree murder in the death of Alonte Sutton.

Sutton was killed May 8 in the 200 block of Newcomb Street SE. His body was found in a steeply pitched wooded area in that block the next day.

Police have said they are investigating why officers called to the 200 block on Saturday for a report of a shooting did not find Sutton then.

-- Martin Weil

By Washington Post editors  |  May 11, 2010; 6:22 PM ET
Categories:  Homicide , Martin Weil , The District  
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its ashame there is no death penalty in dc

Posted by: slim4 | May 11, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Based on the suspect's age, at least we can assume he was not in abscondence from DYRS.

Or maybe he's been in abscondence from DYRS for a long time.

Posted by: sheckycat | May 11, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Based on the suspect's age, at least we can assume this one was not in abscondence from DYRS.

Or maybe he's been in abscondence for a really long time.

Peace to Alonte's family and friends.

Posted by: sheckycat | May 11, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad that Alonte's murder was just another black male killed on DC streets with no arrest. At least the person responsible will be punish for his actions..MURDER!

Posted by: bobby20 | May 11, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Good police work if he is indeed the perpetrator. Very sorry for the victim and his friends and family.

Posted by: ObamasGulfResponseIsMuchWorseThanKatrina | May 11, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Thank goodness the animal that did this is off the streets. HE needs to be put to death.

Posted by: hicksonmichele | May 11, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

The reason so many Ninjas are killing people in DC is because the citizens of DC are too cowardly to legislate the DEATH PENALTY!

Some people just

CANNOT
BE
REHABILITATED!

THEY NEED TO BE PUT TO DEATH!

Posted by: whatyoutalkinboutman | May 11, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Yet another argument for mandatory neutering of some individuals.

Posted by: DCResident10 | May 11, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Yet another reason why mandatory neutering of some individuals is long overdue.

Posted by: DCResident10 | May 11, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad that Alonte's murder was just another black male killed on DC streets with no arrest. At least the person responsible will be punish for his actions..MURDER!

Posted by: bobby20 | May 11, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

bobby20
How can you say something like this.. Glad another Black male killed... God does not like ugly...

Posted by: ClevelandOH | May 12, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

I'm glad that Alonte's murder was just another black male killed on DC streets with no arrest. At least the person responsible will be punish for his actions..MURDER!

Posted by: bobby20 | May 11, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

bobby20
How can you say something like this.. Glad another Black male killed... God does not like ugly... A promising young man was brutally murdered - color does not make a difference. We have people of all color murdered daily. That's what is sad...

Posted by: ClevelandOH | May 12, 2010 8:40 AM | Report abuse

RIP Alonte, rest in peace. DC, plug up the electric chair! And I'm black.

Posted by: hairstonpamela | May 12, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

In looking at these comments, it's really sad that so many chose this very disappointing and sad moment in DC to be used as a pulpit for their own agendas. My heart goes out to the victim's family. I will be watching for why DC police did not look harder for the boy's body in the woods where neighbors directed them on first reponse. At the same time, I've noticed a marked increase of crimes solved by DC police, a good sign. My uncle was shot and killed here 40 years ago and his murder was never solved. He was a court reporter, originally from Wyoming, reading the paper in his car in a park along the river as he did each day. He'd never hurt anyone. I'm glad to see things are improving, and I like our police chief - especially her committment to being accountable and transparent with the public, as we've seen in news coverage over the last year or more.

Posted by: CMinDC1 | May 12, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

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