Third arrest in '09 Metro bus shooting
D.C. police arrested a third suspect this week in the 2009 slaying of 21-year-old George Rawlings, who was gunned down on the steps of a Metro bus two years after his teenage brother was killed in a controversial police shooting.
Rawlings was the brother DeOnte Rawlings, who was 14 when he was killed in 2007 by an off-duty D.C. police officer who was trying to recover a stolen minibike. Federal authorities ruled the shooting justified after an investigation, but DeOnte's death remains the focus of civil litigation by his family.
George Rawlings was fatally shot Nov. 11, 2009, as he was boarding a Metro bus in the 1300 block of H Street NE. A short time earlier, he had been among about 100 mourners at the funeral of Ashton Hunter, 19, also a homicide victim.
Police said that as Rawlings left the funeral, he was followed by three assailants who suspected that he had been involved in Hunter's slaying. The three allegedly opened fire on Rawlings in retaliation as he was getting on the bus.
D.C. police on Wednesday arrested Javoricle Moore, 19, of Southeast Washington and charged him with first-degree murder in Rawlings's death. The other two suspects were arrested in 2009 within days of the shooting.
| March 3, 2011; 4:21 PM ET
Categories: Homicide, Paul Duggan, Police Shootings, The District
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